At least one Daly City police officer and a suspect in handcuffs safely escaped a police patrol vehicle after it caught fire on U.S. Highway 101 in Redwood City this evening, the California Highway Patrol is reporting. The car fire was reported around 6:15 p.m. on southbound Highway 101 near the Whipple Avenue off-ramp, according to the CHP.
At least one officer and a handcuffed suspect who had been inside the patrol car were able to safely escape and no injuries were reported. Witnesses reportedly saw the suspect still in handcuffs standing outside of the vehicle a short time after the fire broke out, according to the CHP. The car fire shut down the southbound Whipple Avenue off-ramp, which was expected to reopen around 7 p.m., the CHP is reporting.
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