Father takes baby, leads police on chase through east Austin

FILE - Police lights (KXAN File Photo)
FILE - Police lights (KXAN File Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man led police on a 30 minute chase after taking his baby from the mother, police say. Officers say they received a call at 3 a.m. Saturday that the man had taken the baby and the mother believed the circumstances were dangerous.

The incident began near US 183 and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The man, with the baby in the car, led officers on a chase that involved Austin police and Department of Public Safety troopers.

The chase ended at a parking lot on Wall Street, near Interstate 35, when the man rammed his vehicle into a police vehicle. Officers then pinned his car with theirs and arrested him at the scene.

Austin-Travis County EMS says the baby was taken to Dell Children’s Medical Center for evaluation and returned to her mother.

Police say no one was injured during the incident. It is unclear whether the father had custody of the child.

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