PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia police have arrested a Horsham man after a road rage incident that led officers on a wild chase through several neighborhoods in the city. Malik Johnson, 24, was charged with aggravated assault, criminal mischief, and other related charges, officials announced on Thursday.
Around 9 p.m. on Tuesday, officers responded to reports of a road rage incident near the intersection of Witte Street and Allegheny Avenue.READ MORE: Republican Nomination For Pennsylvania U.S. Senate Race Uncertain As Thousands Of Mail-In Votes Still Being Counted
A couple told police Johnson, who was driving a white Toyota Camry, pulled out a gun and pointed it at them.
Police say they attempted to pull Johnson over at the 3100 block of Jasper Street, but he ignored the commands of officers and fled the scene.
With the help of a police helicopter, officers chased Johnson through Kensington and into Northeast Philadelphia.READ MORE: Father Of 18-Year-Old Killed In Sand Collapse On Toms River Beach Shares Message Remembering Son
Eventually, police say Johnson crashed into a highway patrol SUV and two other parked cars on the 2000 block of Fraley Street where highway patrol officers were able to take him into custody. The officers were treated and released from Jefferson-Torresdale Hospital.
The Camry Johnson was driving came back in stolen status for a carjacking and kidnapping in Pittsburgh, police say.MORE NEWS: Former Giants CB James Bradberry Agrees To Terms On 1-Year Deal With Philadelphia Eagles
The car was towed and the investigation is still ongoing.