Man Leads Police On Pursuit Before Opening Fire on Officers: Walpole PD - NECN


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Man Leads Police On Pursuit Before Opening Fire on Officers: Walpole PD



    Suspect Hospitalized After Police Chase Gunfire

    A police chase that started in Norwood ended with gunfire in Walpole and the suspect allegedly behind the crime scene has been arrested. (Published Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018)

    A Massachusetts man was arrested after he allegedly led police on a chase and opened fire on officers, authorities said.

    Thirty-one-year-old Steven Brant of Norwood was hospitalized with head and crash-related injuries and faces multiple charges, according to Walpole police.

    At 11:20 p.m. Monday, Norwood police attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop on Route 1. The vehicle, which was traveling southbound, failed to yield for police and officials engaged in a pursuit.

    The pursuit traveled to Walpole and came to a halt when the driver, later identified as Brant, crashed into a utility pole on Kendall Street, police said.

    Police Activity in Walpole, Norwood Borderline

    [NECN] Police Activity in Walpole, Norwood Borderline

    Police arrested a man who allegedly initiated a pursuit and shot at responding officers in Walpole, Massachusetts.

    (Published Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018)

    Brant allegedly opened fire on officers and grazed his own head with one of the rounds, according to authorities. Police did not return fire and were able to subdue the suspect.

    The suspect was taken to a nearby hospital before he was arrested. The extent of his injuries and current condition are unclear. 

    No other injuries were reported.

    Officials said Brant is facing multiple charges but did not detail which ones. An arraignment date is yet to be determined and it is unclear if the suspect has an attorney.

    The investigation is ongoing.

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