PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- A high-speed chase along Phoenix freeways resulted in the arrest of a man who was on the run since 2012, federal officials said. It came to an end along Interstate 10 west of Phoenix.

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The pursuit ended as Department of Public Safety troopers performed a "PIT maneuver" on the suspect's car just past the Watson exit shortly after 12:30 p.m. After troopers boxed the car in and forced the driver to come to a stop, the suspect could be seen putting his hands up and getting out of his car. He was then arrested.

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The U.S. Marshals identified him as 51-year-old Scott Rasmussen. He was convicted of wire fraud in 2004 in Harrisville, Utah. He later violated his probation and a warrant was issued for his arrest in 2012, the U.S. Marshals Service said. The Harrisville Police Department was also looking for him on forgery and theft by deception charges.

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He had been on the run for about eight years when the Marshals Service learned he was in east Mesa. Agents started surveillance on him when they saw him get into a white Jeep Cherokee.


The pursuit began shortly after 11 a.m. in Mesa when investigators said the U.S. Marshals Task Force tried to pull over Rasmussen but he sped off. DPS then joined the pursuit.

It wasn't long before ADOT cameras picked up visuals of the pursuit on Loop 202 near 24th Street. It appeared that troopers threw down spike strips to try to stop the white SUV, but that attempt was not successful.

[PHOTOS: DPS pursuit along Interstate 10 in Phoenix]

Rasmussen kept going, speeding along the westbound lanes of I-10 near downtown Phoenix, investigators said. ADOT cameras were following along as the SUV sped for miles along I-10, blowing past exits and flying below underpasses. The U.S. Marshals Service said Rasmussen had two guns with him and was threatening suicide.

A few minutes later, DPS was successfully used spike stripes, which reportedly punctured all four tires. That's when Rasmussen slowed down but kept on driving.

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He continued to drive along at a steady pace on his rims. Our Arizona's Family News Chopper followed along overhead as Rasmussen continued to evade troopers, leading them out of the Phoenix area.


Half an hour later, Rasmussen was still driving along at a steady pace along I-10 toward Verrado and was showing no signs of stopping.

[RAW VIDEO: Freeway chase on I-10 ends west of Phoenix]

Finally, after more than an hour, the chase came to an end as troopers performed the PIT maneuver and boxed him in. The Arizona's Family News Chopper was overhead as Rasmussen got out of his car, surrendering with his hands up.

The U.S. Marshals Service said they took him to the federal court building in downtown Phoenix where they have started court proceedings to get Rasmussen back to Utah. Agents said he may face charges in Arizona.

[MAP: From beginning to end]

The chase stalled traffic all along I-10 as ramps and parts of the freeway were shut down. After the pursuit ended, both eastbound and westbound I-10 were shut down at Verrado Way. The freeway has since reopened in both directions.

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