Man leads police on chase from N.H. into Boston

A 33-year-old Peabody man was arrested in North Station Sunday after leading police on a chase from New Hampshire into the city, State Police said.

Michael Daniels had a pellet gun on him when he was arrested, according to a statement from State Police. He is scheduled to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court Monday on charges that were not announced late Sunday.

A 27-year-old Peabody man was also in the pickup truck Daniels was driving and told authorities that Daniels kidnapped him, a claim under investigation Sunday night, State Police said.


The chase began about 4:30 p.m. in Salem, N.H., when police began pursuing a stolen GMC pickup on Interstate 93 southbound. Massachusetts State Police picked up the chase at the state border, following Daniels as the pickup truck sideswiped another vehicle and reached speeds of 85 miles per hour, authorities said.

Daniels continued on I-93, entering the Tip O’Neill Tunnel where State Police lost sight of him. But Boston Police soon spotted the pickup truck on Lewis Street in the North End. It had crashed and Daniels had ran off to North Station, where Boston police arrested him about 6 p.m., State Police said.

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