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JUST IN: Carjacked vehicle found in Tysons, hits cars and police cruisers during pursuit

Fairfax County police car lights flashing (file photo)

(Updated at 5:20 p.m.) Three people have been arrested for carjacking after a short vehicle pursuit in Tysons that saw collisions with multiple other vehicles, including police cruisers.

According to the Fairfax County Police Department, one of its new automated license plate readers sent an alert to officers for an Audi Q5 that had been reported stolen from Maryland, yesterday (Wednesday).

The officers found the SUV in a parking garage at the corner of International Drive and Fletcher Street around 2:12 p.m., according to public safety scanner traffic.

Scanner traffic indicates that the vehicle was reported stolen from Prince George’s County in an armed carjacking. A dispatcher warned that the occupants may be armed.

Around 3:13 p.m., three individuals then got into the Audi and attempted to drive away on Leesburg Pike (Route 7), according to police.

“The driver struck two cruisers, 2-3 community member cars before stopping a short distance away,” the FCPD tweeted. “All three occupants have been arrest[ed] and two firearms have been recovered.”

According to a 3:30 p.m. Fairfax Alert, eastbound Leesburg Pike was shut down at International Drive for the “police activity.”

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