Viral video of Montreal police chase on highway: suspects arrested

A video of a wild police chase in Montreal goes viral on social media exhibiting officers run after three suspects on foot on a busy freeway.

The 16-second video has 5 million views on TikTok as of Monday afternoon because it was posted on Sunday. Although the video is barely surfacing now, Quebec provincial police confirmed the chase occurred on Jan. 7.

The video reveals half of the police chase on the Decarie Expressway the place three suspects are seen sprinting down the roadway as site visitors is at a standstill behind them.

A second video of the chase, filmed from a unique angle, reveals a number of police cruisers dashing to the scene on the freeway. 

The first video, filmed from an overhead bridge, reveals a Sûreté du Québec (SQ) officer exiting a cruiser and making an attempt to detain one of the lads who’re fleeing, however he manages to slide by means of the officer’s fingers and retains operating.

His two alleged accomplices additionally preserve operating, together with one who seems to be waving to the individual recording the video. 

The SQ confirmed Monday that each one three people have been arrested.

The provincial police mentioned in an e mail to CTV News that round midday on Jan. 7, three suspects robbed a cellular phone retailer on Boivin Street in Granby, Que., about 80 kilometres east of Montreal.

The SQ have been referred to as to help police in monitoring them down since they fled on Highway 10 towards Montreal.

Police situated the suspects’ automobile on the Champlain Bridge and began their chase.

“The vehicle was stopped on the Decarie North Autoroute (15) at Jean-Talon Boulevard in Montreal, the three suspects fled on foot in the lanes of the highway and were arrested by SQ and SPVM officers in assistance,” mentioned Sgt. Hélène St-Pierre, a spokesperson for the SQ.

Police mentioned two of the suspects, aged 18 and 19, stay in custody and are anticipated to face prices of theft, fleeing police, harmful driving, and possession of a disguise for a felony goal.

A 3rd suspect, who’s a minor, has been launched, St-Pierre mentioned. 

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