Carjacking, crash in Downtown Denver

Police: Suspect hit patrol car fleeing the scene
Posted at 8:58 PM, Aug 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-02 00:18:20-04

DENVER, Colo. -- Denver Police are on the scene of a carjacking and crash in downtown Denver.

Police said Monday they first received a call about a man threatening people with a knife inside a Burger King restaurant at Colfax and Kalamath.

When officers arrived on scene, police say a woman approached them and told the officers she had just been carjacked.

Police said they tried to follow the suspect, but he struck a police patrol vehicle while fleeing the scene. 

The officer in the vehicle was not hurt. 

Police tweeted a description of the vehicle the suspect is driving.

They say it is a white Kia Soul with Texas plate GHY9478. 

It was last seen going southbound on Kalamath. 

The describe the suspect as a Hispanic man, with a buzz cut hairstyle or shaved head. 

They believe he is in his thirties.