Police catch ATV rider after off-road pursuit in southwest Miami-Dade County

Posted at 3:13 PM, Jun 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-08 16:42:19-04

(NBC 6 MIAMI) An ATV rider led police on an off-road pursuit in southwest Miami-Dade Wednesday before finally surrendering.

The chase began in a rural area of southwest Miami-Dade near 280th Street and 182nd Avenue. Footage showed police cars and a police helicopter pursuing the ATV on dirt roads at a high rate of speed.

Miami-Dade Police said two other men were taken into custody at the scene where the chase started.

After avoiding officers for at least a half hour, the ATV rider surrendered to a Homestead Police officer.

It's unknown what started the chase but Homestead Police officials said it was related to a firearm.

Police said the suspect struck a marked police car during the pursuit and may have tried to hit other officers.

The identity of the suspect and what charges he may face haven't been released.

This story is from our news partner NBC 6 Miami.