Car crashes into N. Merrick elementary school after pursuit

Police say a vehicle that was carjacked crashed into a North Merrick elementary school this afternoon following a police pursuit.One of two suspects has been

NORTH MERRICK - Police say a vehicle that was carjacked crashed into a North Merrick elementary school this afternoon following a police pursuit.

One of two suspects has been arrested.

Police confirm to News 12 Long Island that one of the suspects carjacked a 26-year-old Hicksville man, while the second suspect stole his wallet and cell phone and fled in another car. Authorities say they observed the stolen car in North Bellmore and chased the suspect until he turned into the parking lot of Harold Fayette Elementary School in North Merrick. The car hit a police vehicle and then slammed into the building. Investigators say an armed man tried to enter the school, but was tackled by police at the front door. The school was put on lockdown, and parents were alerted through an emergency phone system. Police say they are still searching for the second suspect, who was last seen in Hicksville. Four police officers were injured in the incident, one of whom suffered a concussion. No children were hurt.To watch Chopper 12 footage over Harold Fayette Elementary School and the Nassau County police press conference, click on iO Extra on Channel 612.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Police have charged a Bronx man with murder 1 3rd man charged in Hempstead bar stabbing
A 33-year-old driver ran up a curb and 2 Driver critical after LIE service road crash in Roslyn Heights
3 On the Spot: Presidents Day
A draft of President Donald Trump's revised immigration 4 AP source: Revised travel ban targets same countries
Nearly a dozen people reportedly made their way 5 11 JFK travelers reportedly go through security unchecked

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE