CLIFTON PARK — Two state police vehicles were damaged in Clifton Park late Thursday during a vehicle pursuit that began in Schenectady, troopers said.
The vehicles involved were part of state police monitoring of a pursuit that began in Schenectady at about 11 p.m., as city police sought a suspect in a burglary with a weapon, troopers said.
As the suspect crossed into the town of Clifton Park, troopers joined the vehicle pursuit. A preliminary investigation determined as the suspect vehicle traveled eastbound on State Route 146, it crossed into the center median and rammed the passenger side of a troop car that was stopped and positioned with its emergency lights activated to warn any approaching traffic.
Police said the suspect vehicle intentionally rammed the driver side of the troop car, pushing it into a snowbank. When a second state police unit arrived on the scene, the suspect intentionally struck the front of that patrol car, before reversing and becoming stuck in a snowbank. Neither trooper was injured.
The driver of the vehicle was identified as Shaquille Jahmere Daniels, 29, of Troy. Daniels was taken into custody without further resistance and turned over to the Schenectady Police Department. A loaded handgun was recovered from the vehicle, troopers said.
The incident remains under investigation, but troopers said Daniels is expected to face unspecified charges in Clifton Park. As of Friday evening, Schenectady police had not released any information regarding Daniels and charges he may face.