Dangerousness Hearing for Suspect in High-Speed Chase

Police say 26-year-old Michael Leblanc is charged with attempted murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon

An Abington, Massachusetts, man who allegedly asked officers what he had to do to "get shot by the police" after leading them on a high-speed chase through several towns is due in court for a dangerousness hearing.

Police say 26-year-old Michael Leblanc is charged with attempted murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

The chase began shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday when police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle on an earthen dam in Walpole. After allegedly refusing to provide his license and registration, he drove off. A responding officer was pinned to Leblanc's car and dragged for about 100 yards before freeing himself.

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Police pursued Leblanc through Norwood and Dedham before Leblanc's car caught fire in the city's West Roxbury neighborhood.

The officer dragged by Leblanc's car, Matt Crown, was treated and released.

Leblanc has been held without bail since his arraignment last week.

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