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Denver police pursuit of kidnapping suspect ends in crash with RTD bus

The suspect died at the hospital after crashing his vehicle into a bus at North Broadway and 13th Avenue, police said.

DENVER — A Denver Police Department (DPD) pursuit of a suspect in a possible kidnapping ended Saturday morning when the suspect crashed into an RTD bus in downtown Denver, according to police.

The suspect, a man, later died at the hospital, according to DPD. He was the only person in the vehicle when it crashed, police said.

The incident started at East Colfax Avenue and North Downing Street, though the circumstances of the kidnapping were unclear, said DPD spokesman Kurt Barnes.

The victim was able to get out of the vehicle at Colfax and Grant Street, Barnes said.

Officers were pursuing the suspect vehicle when it crashed into an RTD bus at North Broadway and 13th Avenue, he said.

One person on the bus suffered minor injuries, according to police.

The Denver Medical Examiner's Office identified the driver who was killed as 43-year-old Paul Hoard.

Credit: Photo courtesy of Patrick Dickman
A tow truck removes a vehicle from the scene of a crash with an RTD bus Saturday morning at North Broadway and 13th Avenue.

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