July 21, 2018 1:20 am
Updated: July 22, 2018 9:03 am

Denver police pursue stolen tractor: ‘it’s what we consider a low-speed event’

WATCH: A tractor led police on a slow-speed chase on Friday with the vehicle eventually being stopped by a police car.


The Denver police found themselves chasing after a stolen tractor that took them on a pursuit through the City Park area and into downtown on Friday night — and it left two officers hurt.

The incident is believed to have begun around 8:30 p.m. on Friday, after the John Deere tractor allegedly became involved in a crash close to City Park, 9News reported.

“We had a pursuit, it’s what we consider a low-speed event,” Denver police spokesperson Tyrone Campbell told the network.

WATCH: Tractor, police car left damaged after two collide following police chase

Several police cars and a chopper pursued the tractor on Friday — the farming vehicle hit a number of people’s cars and officers ended up shutting down an intersection at Blake and 15th Streets, The Denver Post reported.

A visitor from Texas told the Post that she saw the tractor go down Market Street before it collided with a police SUV.

Police cruisers then surrounded the tractor before members drew their guns.

The suspect was taken into custody with the help of K9s — who reportedly bit him a number of times as he resisted arrest — and a stun gun was used before he was placed in an ambulance.

Coverage of police chases on Globalnews.ca:

Two officers sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the pursuit.

The chase is believed to have lasted about 30 minutes.

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