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Suspect stops to hand off baby in the middle of Detroit police chase

DETROIT — A man fleeing police stopped to hand off a baby in the backseat in the middle of the chase on the city’s west side.

Detroit Police were trying to stop a Toyota Corolla on the city’s west side on Monday after it reportedly tried to hit a patrol car and then drove off.

There was a young child in the car for the first 20 minutes of the chase.

The chase is believed to have started near 7 Mile and Evergreen and at least 10 Detroit police cars were seen trailing the car.

At one point, officers tried to box the vehicle in but it turned onto a sidestreet and evaded police again.

The car continued to drive away from the police and drove the wrong way on several streets while police chased him.

The driver stopped at 7 Mile and Oakfield for a brief second while a woman pulled the child who was in a car seat out of the car. The driver then sped off as police tried to box him in again.

According to sources, a 3-month-old baby was in the car with the driver. Once the child was safe, police pulled ground units off the chase. Soon after, the air support also left the scene.

We’ll bring you more information as it comes into our newsroom.

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