An Atlanta police chase with two suspects led to one of the suspects jumping onto the MARTA tracks near the Bankhead station, authorities said.
Photo: AJC file
Photo: AJC file

During police chase, suspect jumps on track at Bankhead MARTA station

During a police chase Tuesday afternoon, a suspect jumped on the MARTA rail line at the Bankhead station in northwest Atlanta, causing service to be briefly suspended, police said.

“APD was chasing a suspect who jumped wayside onto our tracks,” MARTA police spokesman Cpl. Brian Lauda told in a statement. 

Atlanta police spokeswoman Stephanie Brown told that officers were chasing two people in a vehicle that was allegedly stolen Monday from a BP gas station on Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard in southwest Atlanta. 

One is a suspect accused of shooting a woman during a carjacking, according to the police report. That woman is in stable condition at Grady Memorial Hospital.

Around noon Tuesday, officers spotted that vehicle near Joseph Lowery Boulevard and North Avenue, Brown said. One person, later identified to be a passenger, was briefly arrested but has been released without charges.

The suspect is still on the run, Brown said.

The Bankhead MARTA station is located on Donald Hollowell Parkway, at the end of the Green line. Delays on the east-west line lasted about two hours.

There was also a report of police activity causing service delays near the Midtown and North Avenue stations around 4 p.m. MARTA spokeswoman Stephany Fisher said that delay was caused by someone “trespassing wayside.” That situation was quickly cleared.

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