Newark police officers rescue carjacking suspect who got trapped under cruiser

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Authorities say a carjacking suspect who led police on a chase had to be rescued by officers after the vehicle crashed and he eventually became pinned under a police cruiser.

Newark police say 22-year-old city resident Jared Walker carjacked a van early Tuesday. The victim escaped and called police, who soon began pursuing the stolen vehicle.

Walker refused to pull over but eventually collided with a police car and crashed into an empty lot. Walker then tried to hide in some snow-covered grass. But an officer in a police car looking for Walker inadvertently drove over the suspect, pinning Walker beneath the cruiser.

Walker now faces kidnapping, carjacking, robbery and weapons charges.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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