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Suspect charged in Philadelphia police chase that ended in crash

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Malik Johnson, 24, is accused of leading police on a chase in a stolen vehicle earlier this week. (Philadelphia Police Department)PHILADELPHIA - Authorities have identified a man they say led police on a pursuit through Philadelphia in a stolen vehicle after a road rage incident.

Malik Johnson, a 24-year-old Horsham man, is facing multiple counts of simple assault, aggravated assault, criminal mischief and related offenses in the incident that occurred Tuesday night.

Around 9:30 p.m. Philadelphia highway patrol officers responded to a 911 call near Witte Street and Allegheny Avenue. Once on soon, a driver informed them that a another driver in a white Toyota had pointed a gun at him during a road rage incident.

Police soon located the suspect’s vehicle on the 3100 block of Jasper Street and say Johnson was behind the wheel. A crash involving two police vehicles is under investigation in Wissinoming.When officers attempted to stop the vehicle, Johnson fled and ignored police commands.

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