Man arrested after units swarm crash on Atlantic Boulevard at I-95 ramp
3 people have serious injuries, JFRD says
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Units with the Florida Highway Patrol, Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department swarmed the intersection of Atlantic Boulevard near the I-95 ramp after a crash.
According to Fire and Rescue, there was a crash at the intersection. Two people were said to have life-threatening injuries, while a third person had serious injuries.
A man was spotted running from the scene of the crash. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said the man was arrested nearby at a parking garage and taken into custody.
The man appeared to have a leg injury caused by a police K-9. He was not immediately identified.
The Sheriff’s Office said the man was seen holding a gun, but police at the scene said a firearm was not located. News4Jax crime and safety expert Ken Jefferson said it will be difficult for investigators to prove the man had a weapon.
“It could have been a cell phone. It could have been something else,” Jefferson said.
It’s unclear what caused the single vehicle crash, but Florida Highway Patrol investigators told News4Jax the car was reported stolen. Investigators confirmed four people were in the car at the time of the crash.
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