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Suspect fled on T-tracks, police say – NBC Boston

A man was arrested after eluding police during a chase that started in Rhode Island and continued into Massachusetts on Friday, according to Newton police.

The driver was found unconscious in a car in an MBTA Green Line parking lot Friday evening and arrested after another escape attempt, according to a statement from Newton’s police chief Saturday.

Newton police say the driver was traveling on Interstate 95 earlier in the day while crossing from Rhode Island into Massachusetts. Massachusetts state troopers broke off the pursuit after the car left the highway near Norwood.

That red Mercedes was the one that was with a sleeping person in the Riverside MBTA Station parking lot at 6:34 p.m., police said. The station is located just off I-95 at the intersection with the Massachusetts Turnpike.

Officers attempted to restrain the car before approaching it, and as the driver tried to get out, they were able to prevent another pursuit. After the driver was cornered, he reportedly got out of the car and ran on foot onto the MBTA tracks, where two officers restrained him and took him into custody without incident.

The man was arrested without further incident. He was identified as Emanuel Salmeron, a 22-year-old from Providence, Rhode Island.

Salmeron appeared to have run about a half-mile along the Green Line, all the way through the Woodland Golf Club — he was arrested by an apartment complex on the other side of the train station’s private track, according to police. .

The MBTA noted delays of approximately 15 minutes on the D branch due to police activity at Riverside Station.

Salmeron is charged with failure to stop, careless driving, assault with a dangerous weapon and resisting arrest, according to police. It was not immediately clear whether he had an attorney who could speak to the charges.