Police have identified the person responsible for provoking police and leading them into a car chase in Brookfield on Friday afternoon.
Officials said Junkye Allen, of Gary, Indiana, was arrested after he crashed his car in the alleged police chase.
Brookfield Police said they responded to Union Savings Bank on Federal Road around 3 p.m. to a report of a suspicious person, who is accused of provoking and threatening officers, telling them he was armed, police said .
Police said Allen became uncooperative and drove off at high speed without worrying about the safety of other drivers on the heavily congested road. It then crashed into a car at the intersection of Federal Road and Kohl’s / BJ’s Alley near Savers.
Officers said Allen was trapped as a result of the crash and crews worked to secure the car. He was then freed and taken into custody, police said.
Allen faces charges of criminal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, interference with an officer and reckless driving and is currently being held on $ 100,000 bond.
The other person involved in the crash was taken to Danbury Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Several police departments responded to the scene, including State Police, Danbury Police, New Milford Police, Weston Police and Bethel Police. Several fire departments also helped.