Man Allegedly Steals Police Van, Crashes at Anzac Avenue

Man Allegedly Steals Police Van, Crashes at Anzac Avenue
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A 37-year-old man remains hospitalised and in police custody after allegedly stealing and crashing a police van on Anzac Avenue at Mango Hill early Tuesday morning.

Police respond to knife call, then overpowered by suspect

Police were called to Boundary Rd in Narangba at 3:21 a.m. on reports of a man brandishing a knife.

When officers arrived on the scene, the man allegedly overpowered them and stole their marked police van before driving away from the area.

Chase ends in crash on Anzac Avenue

The man then allegedly led police on a five-kilometre chase in the stolen vehicle before crashing on Anzac Avenue at Mango Hill, about 10 kilometres from the initial incident.

After the crash, the man reportedly fled the damaged police van on foot towards a nearby McDonald’s restaurant. He was then pursued by officers and taken into custody.

Hospitalised with non-life threatening injuries

The suspect was taken to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. He remains in hospital under police guard pending possible charges.

No police officers or civilians were injured in the incident. The stolen police van was totalled in the crash.

Published 4 October 2023