Updated: Friday, 01 Jun 2012, 6:48 PM EDT
Published : Thursday, 31 May 2012, 8:19 PM EDT
NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - One suspect in an alleged attempted assault on three Norfolk police officers Thursday evening has been charged.
Chris Amos, spokesman for the Norfolk Police Department, said three bicycle officers were in the Huntersville section of the City when they approached a suspicious vehicle shortly before 7:30 p.m. At that time, Amos said the vehicle took off in their direction.
“According to the officers, the operator of the vehicle intentionally swerved toward the officers as if to strike them,” Amos said. “That attempt failed.”
When the officers put out a description of the vehicle, unmarked police cars were able to locate it a short time later and a chase ensued on Granby Street. The chase reportedly went from Granby Street to Little Creek and finally ended on Tidewater Drive at Cromwell Road.
The vehicle pulled into a Shell gas station and the suspects surrendered, Amos said. Two suspects were taken into custody.
One of those suspects, Anthony D. Boyd, 37, has been charged with three counts of felony attempted assault on a police officer, felony habitual offender and felony eluding police.
"All of a sudden we see this line of police cars coming down the road at high speed and we're like wow what's going on," said Laura Rochinich who works at a restaurant next to the gas station where the police chase ended.
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