Three hospitalized after car chase

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UPDATE 2:20 p.m.: The suspect and officers involved in the chase have been identified by state police.

Tyler Santoro, 31, of Southbury, will be arrested by Troop A on a variety of charges including; a domestic incident and the stolen vehicle charges.

Other charges are pending, he will be held on a court set bond totaling $250,000.

Trooper Tyler Spence, an eight-year-veteran of the Connecticut State Police and Woodbury Police Officer, Tim Wright, a veteran police officer, were the officers who pursed Santoro.

1:06 p.m. A domestic dispute call turned in to a dangerous car chase through Litchfield County and ended with three hospitalized on Monday.

Before Southbury Police responded to call at Old Waterbury Road, a suspect in a domestic dispute had taken a Chevrolet Blazer from a neighbor’s home, with a handgun inside and fled the scene, police said.

Waterbury police had stopped the suspect briefly, but he quickly fled the scene again. That same morning a trooper in Woodbury spotted the stolen car. Along with a Woodbury Town Officer they attempted to stop the car.

The officers chased the suspect into Washington, where the car crashed on Wykeham Road and Bell Hill Road.

The suspect then start to ram the two police cars and took out the hand gun a pointed it toward the officers. He refused all orders given to him and was then fired upon by the trooper and officer, police said.

The suspect then took a knife and attempted to cut his throat. Both the trooper and officer used a taser to disarm and remove the suspect from the car.

The suspect, who suffered a neck injury, was transported to Waterbury Hospital for non life-threatening injuries.

Both officers were treated for minor injuries, they have since been released.

The identities of all three involved have yet to be released. No charges have been filed against the suspect, and is being held at the Waterbury Hospital.

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