A soldier was arrested late Tuesday after he stole an armored personnel carrier - or "tank" as everyone on social media called it during a brief frenzy late on Tuesday night - from #FtPickett in #Blackstone, Va. and led police on a more than 60-mile, two-hour chase through #Virginia that ended in the streets of #Richmond, according to NBC 4.
This is INSANE! Someone has hijacked a “Tank-like” vehicle from Fort Pickett and just drove it by our apartment! This is on Broad Street in the Fan. pic.twitter.com/EYfhFux1dk — Parker Slaybaugh (@ParkerSlay89) June 6, 2018
After he got bored with the tank ride, the suspect was taken into custody at around 9:40 pm ET when he abandoned the vehicle and was apprehended by state police near City Hall. The vehicle belongs to the #VirginiaNationalGuard.
Police didn't name the suspect, but said that charges are pending.
Stolen armored carrier leads a police chase in Virginia.
The two-hour pursuit ended in Richmond where a suspect was taken into custody. pic.twitter.com/il6IM82ZZk — NBC News (@NBCNews) June 6, 2018
The suspect reportedly climbed inside the armored personnel vehicle and drove away from #FortPickett in #NottowayCounty beginning at around 7:50 pm ET, police said. Police pursued the man as he drove along Route 460, northbound on Interstate 95 and along Broad Street — a main thoroughfare for traffic in Richmond, Virginia. No injuries or crashes were reported.
It was unclear what the hijacker's motive was, or whether he was driving the APC drunk.