AUSTIN, Texas - A man is accused of stealing a fire truck from the Austin Fire Department and leading police on a chase through Central Texas.
According to the Austin Police Department, the fire truck was stolen near West MLK Jr Boulevard and Guadalupe Street in West Austin around midnight. DPS spotted the stolen fire truck and began a pursuit, according to APD.
The Austin Police Department said officers from APD and other agencies got involved in the chase. The pursuit lasted about an hour.
APD said it ended on I-35 in Jarrell.
The tires on the fire truck were damaged by spike strips, according to police.
APD said a man was taken into custody.