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Wild ATV chase ends on rail tracks

Two men were arrested Thursday night after they led police on a wild 45-minute chase that cut across parts of North Philadelphia, Logan and Olney.

Wild ATV chase ends on rail tracks

Two men were arrested Thursday night after they led police on a wild 45-minute chase that cut across parts of North Philadelphia, Logan and Olney.

Police said the drama started about 9 p.m., when an ATV was reported stolen near 5th Street and Susquehanna Avenue. Minutes later, an ATV carrying three men sped past a police cruiser not far from that area, triggering a pursuit.

Members of the Aviation Unit followed the ATV from overheard as it sped down Roosevelt Boulevard near Rorer Street and then plowed into Tookany Creek Park. The vehicle then barreled down train tracks used by SEPTA before finally stopping near 15th Street and Windrim Avenue about 9:45 p.m. Two men who were on the ATV were arrested, but a third was still on the loose late last night.

SEPTA briefly suspended service north of Wayne Junction and south of Fern Rock while investigators sorted out the situation. Service has since been restored.

Check out some of the wild video of the chase here.

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