Car thieves attempted to break through a checkpoint on Route 5. At the time, the thieves were being chased by police officers. The security forces at the checkpoint were able to stop the thieves by shooting at them. Two suspects were arrested.

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During a police chase this morning (Wednesday), car thieves attempted to break through a security checkpoint on Route 5. The thieves were driving in a car that was towing the stolen vehicles.

Security forces at the checkpoint fired toward the driver who refused to stop. Two people were injured from the gunfire and a woman suffered a panic attack.

Two suspects were arrested and as a result of the incident, the checkpoint was shut down for vehicle traffic for half an hour.

During the incident, one of the stolen cars crashed into a few vehicles waiting at the checkpoint. One of the vehicles caught fire. The fire was put out by the security forces at the scene.