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May 6, 2014

Police chase ends with suspect's car impaled on KU campus stairs

Lawrence police say a brief car chase ended with the arrest of a wanted man on the University of Kansas campus.

Lawrence police say a brief car chase ended with the arrest of a wanted man on the University of Kansas campus.

Sgt. Trent McKinley says the chase began Monday afternoon when officers tried to stop a stolen car.

6News Lawrence reports the pursuit lasted only three blocks before the car went through a parking lot and tried to drive down a flight of stairs on the campus.

The car was impaled on the stairs and the driver fled toward Memorial Stadium.

Officers arrested a 33-year-old Lawrence resident a few minutes later. He was taken to a Lawrence hospital for an undisclosed medical issue.

McKinley says the suspect has been jailed for several crimes since 2003 and he was facing other charges when he was arrested.

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