Police chase man driving stolen fire truck across three counties

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – Authorities were led on a pursuit Thursday night that went through three South Florida counties.

They were chasing a man inside a stolen fire truck.

According to police, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue workers were conducting a training exercise in the area of Northeast 166th Street and 7th Avenue when a man entered a fire struck and stole it.

The suspect also struck an Opa Locka police cruiser that was unoccupied, police said.

Local 10′s cameras were rolling as the fire truck went back to I-95 from Sunrise Boulevard around 8 p.m.

Nearly an hour later the chase finally came to an end in the northbound lanes of the Florida Turnpike just past the Boynton Beach exit.

Traffic cameras captured the moments the suspect surrendered to police.

Suspect who led police on chase in stolen fire struck sits on side of Florida Turnpike in Boynton Beach. (WPLG)

Police have yet to provide any information on how the chase began.

The suspect has not been identified.

No injuries were reported.

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In January 2017, Hatzel Vela became the first local television journalist in the country to move to Cuba and cover the island from the inside. During his time living and working in Cuba, he covered some of the most significant stories in a post-Fidel Castro Cuba.