DPD Car Catches Fire On I-70

DENVER (CBS4) – A Denver police car was seen on fire on Thursday along Interstate 70 and Quebec Street.

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Copter4 showed the scene at around 4 p.m.

DPD tells CBS4 officers were helping Commerce City Police Department and the Adams County Sheriff’s Office personnel who were trying to stop a vehicle. The people inside it were believed to have used a handgun to rob someone at Pioneer Park on Holly Street.

Commerce City officers pursued the robbery suspects and requested help from Denver PD after the chase entered DPD’s area.

Ultimately, six people were taken into custody after their vehicle came to a stop on eastbound I-70 east of the Quebec Street exit.

Asked why the suspects’ car stopped in the middle of the highway during a pursuit, a CCPD spokesperson said all four tires of the suspect vehicle had flattened and the car was overheating. It was not known if a police device had punctured the tires.

Officials say there was no crash or reports of injuries.

It’s also unclear at this time how the DPD car caught fire.

Traffic on eastbound I-70 was limited to one lane. All lanes were cleared and re-opened just prior to 5pm, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.

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