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Car breaks through a security barrier on the Chiefs' Super Bowl parade

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BREAKING NEWS: Security scare at Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade as car smashes through a security barrier, leads cops on a chase and crashes in front of fans

  • A car broke through a security barrier on the Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade
  • Police chase the vehicle before it crashed
  • Incident took place hours before the victory parade is due to start at 12 pm
  • Footage of the incident, filmed by parade attendees, shows the silver grey vehicle crashing through barriers and speeding off down the parade route
  • Officers have arrested the driver 
  • Initial reports say that no one was hurt in the incident

A car broke through a security barrier on the Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade, leading police on a chase before officers ended the pursuit and took two suspects into custody.   

Police said they are not treating the incident as terrorist-related at this time. 

The police chase broke out on the parade route at 8:12 am this morning, just hours before the victory parade is due to start at 12 pm. 

Kansas City Police Department (KCPD) confirmed that a vehicle broke through the parade barrier on the north side of the route. 

A car broke through a security barrier on the Chiefs' Super Bowl parade, leading police on a chase before crashing into other vehicles

A car broke through a security barrier on the Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade, leading police on a chase before crashing into other vehicles

The pursuit continued for several blocks down the route before ending near Union Station and Crown Center

The pursuit continued for several blocks down the route before ending near Union Station and Crown Center

Officers run to the scene. The Kansas City Police Department confirmed that officers performed a PIT maneuver to end the pursuit

Officers run to the scene. The Kansas City Police Department confirmed that officers performed a PIT maneuver to end the pursuit

All officers on the route were immediately alerted. 

Clay County Sheriff’s Deputies and KCPD deployed Stop Sticks, which the vehicle struck, police said. 

The car then proceeded south down the route for several blocks and turned at Pershing and was headed straight for the crowds of Chiefs’ fans gathered for the parade.

Officers performed a PIT maneuver to bring the car to a stop at Pershing, KCPD said. 

Police confirmed that they had taken two people into custody and that the driver is under investigation for impairment.   

Police said no weapons were recovered from the suspects or the car and that there were no indications of terrorist activity. 

No one was hurt in the incident and the parade route is secure, police said.  

The Kansas City Police Department posted on its Twitter page: ‘Police pursuit on parade route. Officers have PIT maneuvered vehicle on Pershing between Main and Grand. #chiefsparade

‘As far as we can tell, there are no injuries. Great work by our officers!’  

Footage of the incident, filmed by parade attendees, shows the silver grey vehicle crashing through barriers and speeding off down the parade route.

The police chase broke out on the parade route this morning just hours before the victory parade is due to start at 12 pm

The police chase broke out on the parade route this morning just hours before the victory parade is due to start at 12 pm

The motive for the incident is not yet known.  

Witnesses posted the footage on social media. 

According to AMBC, the police cruisers involved in the chase returned to their original positions along the parade to cheers from the crowds. 

Footage of the incident, filmed by parade attendees, shows the silver grey vehicle crashing through barriers and speeding off down the parade route

Footage of the incident, filmed by parade attendees, shows the silver grey vehicle crashing through barriers and speeding off down the parade route

Witnesses posted the footage on social media

Witnesses posted the footage on social media

Police confirmed that two people had been taken into custody

Police confirmed that two people had been taken into custody

Chiefs' fans look on as police end the pursuit

Chiefs’ fans look on as police end the pursuit

The silver grey vehicle that broke through barriers

The silver grey vehicle that broke through barriers

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