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Virginia State Police Chase A Stolen Tank


According to news reports from local media, Virginia State Police pursued a stolen military transport vehicle on Interstate 95 Tuesday evening. The vehicle is actually an M577 command and control vehicle.


CBS 6 senior reporter Wayne Covil reports that a soldier from Fort Pickett stole the tank and drove it from Fort Pickett in Nottoway County to Interstate 95.


Police responded to a call alerting them to the incident at approximately 7:55 p.m. and pursued the vehicle as it traveled east on Route 460 at a top speed of 40 mph.


"As of 9:40 p.m., the driver of the armored personnel carrier had stopped the vehicle and surrendered to Virginia State Police," said a State Police spokesperson. "The vehicle stopped at East Broad Street and 11th Street in the City of Richmond."


CBS 6 adds that the suspect is believed to be an active duty member of the U.S. military and lives in the area.

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