Man steals taxi at gunpoint, leads police on 20-mile chase through metro

- A man stole a taxi at gunpoint in St. Louis Park, Minnesota early Thursday morning and led metro police on a high-speed chase before eventually crashing the vehicle in St. Paul. 

Around 1 a.m., a taxi driver called police to reported another man had carjacked his cab. Police caught up with the suspect on Minnetonka Boulevard after the taxi driver reportedly used GPS to locate the vehicle. 

The chase eventually ended in crash when the driver lost control, striking a light pole and hitting another car in the intersection of Marshall Avenue and Western Avenue in St. Paul. 

The driver of the other car was not hurt. The suspect also did not suffer any injuries. He was taken into custody and will likely be charged. 

The St. Louis Park Police Department is investigating the incident. 

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