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Man arrested after 20-mile police chase ends in crash in Collier

Megan Guza
| Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, 8:57 a.m.

A police chase that began in Washington County early Wednesday morning ended with a crash in Allegheny County, officials said.

The incident began just before 2 a.m. when Cecil police received a report of two suspicious men in the Fairway Landings neighborhood, according to Tribune-Review news partner WPXI-TV. The men took off in an SUV when officers approached, and police gave chase.

Police used spike strips to slow down the SUV, which kept going, the TV station reported. The pursuit ended 20 miles away on Baldwin Road in Collier.

WPXI reported police found numerous stolen items in the vehicle, including cell phones and laptops, and investigators believe the man — identified as Michael Hirschfield, 30 — and another man were breaking into vehicles.

Police said a second person is in custody, but it is unclear if he was involved in the chase, the TV station reported.

Megan Guza is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 412-380-8519 or mguza@tribweb.com.

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