Carjacking Suspect Tackled Near 84th & Center
Omaha, NE - A suspected carjacker drove across the city Sunday night before police officers tackled him in a neighborhood near 84th and Center.
A driver reported that an armed carjacker took his car at 30th and Weber, in the Florence area. The suspect jumped on Interstate 680 and drove west.
The police helicopter tracked the driver as he sped west through the city at high speeds, on major streets.
It ended at 80th and Cedar where the suspect ditched the car, then tried to carjack another driver, who refused to give up his vehicle. Cruiser officers arrived and tackled the suspect as he tried to run.
"It involved a large number of resources," said OPD Lt. Matt Lippold. "Able One did a good job following the vehicle and it kept the city safe and offices safe."
The suspect drove through three of the city's four police precincts before it ended.