Police Helicopter Crew Member Tackles Burglary Suspect in Houston Pursuit

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A pursuit in Texas came to a dramatic end Tuesday when a burglary suspect was struck by a police vehicle and then tackled by a police helicopter crew member.

A burglary call from a home in north Houston prompted the chase, Houston television station KPRC reported.

Two suspects fled from the pursuit vehicle on foot, with one of them running into a grassy field. There, he was struck by a Houston Police Department SUV, video from KPRC’s news helicopter showed.

Undeterred, the man got up and kept running.

Meanwhile, a pursuing police helicopter landed in the field, and a helmeted crew member jumped out, ran after the man and took him to the ground.

Three other officers ran to assist with the arrest.

The other suspect was taken into custody at the location where the alleged burglars’ vehicle stopped, KPRC reported.

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