• Multi-town police chase ends with crash, arrest of carjacking suspect in Bedford


    BEDFORD, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- A man wanted in a string of carjackings was apprehended in Bedford Monday afternoon following a wild chase that began in Newton.

    Donald Hall, 28, of Everett, was arrested and taken to the hospital after crashing a car in Bedford. He faces multiple charges.

    Police allege that Hall knocked on a stranger's door on Lincoln Road in Newton Monday afternoon and claimed to have damaged the woman's car. When she came out to inspect the car, the suspect allegedly showed her a gun, stole her keys and took off in her Acura.

    "I know that I was lucky," said Newton carjacking victim Antoinette Stewart. "Thank God."

    When the car made it to West Newton, a police officer fired his gun, thinking Hall was driving right at him.

    Police later found the first car in Billerica after a report of another stolen car, according to Newton police.

    A white Toyota Tundra was reported stolen from Nashua Road in Carlisle at around 1:30 p.m., according to Billerica police.

    The police pursuit of the stolen vehicle continued, ending at around 2 p.m. on Springs Road in Bedford.

    The final car the suspect was believed to be driving and crashed in Bedford was a Ford Flex, which police believe Hall stole from a pharmacy parking lot in Concord after crashing the Tundra.

    Hall then reportedly drove toward Hanscom Air Force Base, making a U-turn there. Police deployed spike strips, which punctured the Flex's tires. The strips, along with police maneuvers, caused Hall to stop and crash.

    Bullet holes could be seen on the outside of both the Flex and the Toyota Tundra.

    No civilians or police officers were injured during the chase. The suspect was rushed to the hospital after being taken out of the Ford Flex. He suffered what are considered serious, but non-life threatening injuries, though authorities did not say what his injuries were.

    Sections of roads in both Bedford and Newton were closed Monday as officers investigated the incident.

    After his arrest in Bedford, Haverhill police connected Hall to a carjacking that happened there early Monday morning.

    Just before 2:30 a.m., police received another call at Arch Street where a man and woman said they were approached by a white man, roughly 6 feet tall, who threatened the two with a gun and demanded they get out of the car. The suspect then fled in their car.

    Police say Hall abandoned that stolen car in Newton at around 5:15 a.m., and it was found at the intersection of Crafts Street and Ashmont Road.

    Investigators believe a second suspect was involved in the Haverhill carjacking, however they have not released any details about that person.

    Hall is expected to be arraigned Tuesday morning.

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