City of Miami Police and Miami-Dade Police detained a man with the help of K-9s after a dangerous high-speed chase in a residential area of Northwest Miami-Dade, Friday afternoon.
The chase ended on Northwest 119th Street and 11th Avenue after K-9 units helped subdue the man, at around 1:45 p.m.
Lauderhill Police said the suspect stabbed his girlfriend on Thursday night.
The driver, who fled police, surrendered only after crashing into a dumpster and then reversing the car, ramming it into a Miami-Dade Police cruiser. Two police K-9 officers had to drag the man out of the red Mercury Grand Marquis from the passenger side of the car after that final crash.
The chase reportedly began in Downtown Miami and continued north through residential streets before it came to its conclusion outside El Conuquito Restaurant.
Several officers reported minor injuries but are being applauded by witnesses and their departments for their great restraint. "The Miami-Dade Police Department, as well as the City of Miami, did an outstanding job," said Javier Ortiz, of Miami's Fraternal Order of Police.
Their decision to show restraint was crucial, because right behind them was a crowd of people dining outside during lunch hour. Patricia Martinez was grabbing lunch at the restaurant with her 6-month-old baby when the chaos ensued outside. "That guy's crazy," she said. "That was dangerous."