Two 18-year-olds were arrested Tuesday after they allegedly led a police pursuit and then tried to hide in an outdoor restaurant freezer in D.C., U.S. Capitol Police said.
Authorities said the men had been driving a white BMW sedan “believed to be tied to multiple armed carjackings across a neighboring county” when they were spotted in the 100 block of E Street NW at around 11:45 a.m.
When police tried to make a traffic stop, the driver took off, they said.
The BMW clipped a Capitol police van along First Street, then crashed into a police SUV along the 300 block of Third Street SE, authorities said.
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The suspects, identified as Cedae Hardy and Landrell Jordan, allegedly abandoned the car and ran to an outdoor freezer behind a restaurant on Pennsylvania Avenue SE, police said.
The 18-year-olds were arrested and a gun and a high-capacity magazine were found at the scene.
The suspects face the following charges: unauthorized use of a vehicle, carrying a pistol without a license, felony fleeing, reckless driving, assault with a deadly weapon (auto x2), large capacity feeding device, destruction of property, unregistered ammunition and unregistered firearm.