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Attempted Carjacking Ends With Van Hitting Police Station

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File Photo Of Chicago Police Car (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

File Photo Of Chicago Police Car (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO (STMW) - A man jumped out of a moving vehicle to escape a carjacking but the van plowed over a small tree and hit the side of a West Side police station early Saturday. No one was hurt.

The van was traveling on Kedzie Avenue near Harrison Street when someone armed with a boxcutter tried to steal the vehicle, according to police.

The motorist jumped out of the van to get away, leaving the van in gear and no one behind the wheel. The van jumped a curb, ran over a small tree — destroying it — and hit the side of the Harrison District police station, police said.

The driver ran into station, 3151 W. Harrison St., and filled out a police report telling desk officers someone tried to carjack him.

Police said the building sustained no damage but the van had to be towed from the scene.

No one is in custody and the motorist was not injured, police said.

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