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Carjacking suspects arrested after chase across two states

A Connecticut man was apprehended after driving into a cul-de-sac.

A carjacking suspect attempted to ram a cruiser following a chase from ConnecticutFlickr

A carjacking that led police on a chase spanning two states Thursday morning ended with the arrest of the driver in a cul-de-sac outside of Worcester, state police said.

Christopher Harding, 21, of Dayville, Connecticut, was apprehended after troopers chased him from Route 395 to Route 20 and into a residential Worcester neighborhood. He faces a slate of charges in connection with the alleged carjacking.

Harding allegedly stabbed someone and stole a car in Thompson, Connecticut, on Thursday morning and fled toward Massachusetts. The stabbing victim suffered serious injuries that weren't life-threatening, according to police.

Massachusetts troopers were notified that a dark-colored Nissan Rogue, wanted in connection the crime, had crossed into their state while traveling on Route 395.Within minutes, troopers spotted the vehicle. The driver merged onto Route 20 in Auburn and when troopers pulled up alongside the Rogue, the driver tried to ram the police cruiser.


Troopers chased the Rogue into Worcester and into a residential neighborhood before the pursuit ended in the driveway of a two-story colonial home on Papagin Terrace, a cul-de-sac.

The driver wasn’t ready to give up though, and again tried to ram the police vehicle and struck a car parked in the driveway.

Neither police nor the suspects were injured during the pursuit. No charges have been filed against a female passenger and police are not releasing her identity.

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