From the Maryland Transportation Authority Police:
On Wednesday, December 1st at approximately 3:00 p.m. an MDTA Police Officer conducted a routine check of a vehicle registration while patrolling northbound on I-95 prior to Aberdeen. The check revealed that the vehicle was stolen. The Officer requested backup to assist in stopping the vehicle. The Maryland State Police sent Troopers from the JFK barrack to assist. Upon the arrival of the Troopers, the Troopers initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle. At this time the MDTA Police Officer backed off and observed. The MDTA Police Officer was not a part of the subsequent pursuit or crash of the stolen vehicle. The MDTA Police will be working with the agency that listed the vehicle as stolen to assist in any way possible.
Today [Thursday], MDTA Police are following up on the investigation. The vehicle was listed as stolen in reference to an armed carjacking in the Philadelphia area. The Crime Scene Unit is processing the vehicle today to gather any information or evidence that would be helpful in the investigation. The driver of the vehicle has not been apprehended or identified at this time. MDTA Police Investigators are working to identify the driver.
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