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Man Reportedly Shoots Vehicle, Leads Police on Pursuit in East Bay



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    Police block off a street and portions of the Walnut Creek BART Station (Nov. 6, 2016).

    A male suspect was arrested after reportedly firing shots at a vehicle and leading police on a pursuit in the East Bay Saturday night.

    The wild chain of events began around 9 p.m. when officers responded to the scene of a shooting on Interstate 680 near Highway 84 in Sunol. The incident was described as a road rage incident in which one vehicle tried to run the other off the roadway, police said.

    No one was injured in the car that was fired upon, according to police.

    Officers were able locate the vehicle that fired the shots, described as an orange Mercury Cougar, traveling northbound on I-680 at Sycamore Valley Road in Danville, police said.

    The driver failed to pull over and tossed items out of his windows during a several-mile-long chase, according to police.

    The suspect eventually exited the freeway at Ygnacio Valley Road and settled at the Walnut Creek BART Station. He tried to flee on foot, but was later arrested by police.

    Authorities say the suspect is 49 years old and resides in Redwood City. He was arrested for failing to yield and possession of narcotics, police said.

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