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Suspects crash into police cruiser in Kalamazoo

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Police in Kalamazoo have arrested two men after the vehicle they were in crashed into a cruiser.

It started on Thursday when officers targeted the men for outstanding arrest warrants. The Kalamazoo Valley Enforcement Team had received information on one of the men, who was known to carry a handgun.

Around 4:40 both men were seen in a black Chevy Tahoe at the Marathon Gas Station on Douglas Ave. When police tried to make contact with them they rammed their vehicle into an unmarked cruiser.

The cruiser was pushed out of the way and the men fled north on Douglas.

Officers lost sight of the vehicle as it went west onto Alamo Ave. Witnesses saw one of the men throw an object out of the window. When officers searched, they found a handgun.

The vehicle was found a short time later in the 3300 block of Huron Street. Tracks in the snow led to a nearby house. After several minutes both suspects came out and were taken into custody.

Police say they located a second handgun at one of the suspect's homes. The weapon was stolen.

One of the suspects, a 22-year-old, faces charges of fleeing and eluding, felonious assault with a motor vehicle and two outstanding warrants. The other suspect, a 25-year-old, faces charges of carrying a concealed weapon, felony firearm, felon in possession of a weapon. He also has three outstanding warrants.

No one was injured in the incident.