Police: Car chase suspect nearly ran over family during pursuit

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UPDATE: Police say that Mark Allen Thompson will be facing 3 counts of aggravated assault as well as charges for unlawful flight, and kidnapping.

Police say Thompson nearly hit a family walking on the sidewalk during a pursuit in Phoenix Thursday evening.

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Phoenix Police say the pursuit began near 18th Avenue and Vogel when officers tried to stop Mark Allen Thompson, the driver of a small pickup truck near a suspected drug house.

During the pursuit, the driver stopped in a residential area near 25th Avenue and Cactus Road where a female passenger was let out of the truck.

The suspect finally stopped and surrendered to officers, reportedly in the neighborhood of his fiancee, near 45th Ave and Cactus.

Thompson, 42, was booked on charges of unlawful flight, kidnapping and aggravated assault.