The suspect has a number of previous run-ins with the law. A ROUGHLY 30-year-old man from Vantaa fired several bullets at police officers during a high-speed pursuit in Mäntsälä in the wee hours of 19 August. The events began after a van driven by the suspect drifted off the road on highway 4 in Kerava at 2:10am. The suspect then stole the vehicle of a person who stopped to examine the situation at gunpoint and took off north toward Lahti.
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Shots fired during high-speed pursuit in Mäntsälä
Upon noticing the police vehicles in pursuit, the suspect sped off and did not stop until driving over a spike strip deployed by the police, roughly 40 kilometres south of Lahti.