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Police identify Hamden man with multiple felony charges after chase ends in New Haven

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Police identify Hamden man with multiple felony charges after chase ends in New Haven

A police pursuit involving a Hamden man with multiple felony charges ended in New Haven on Tuesday.

According to officials, the incident began at Tweed New Haven Airport and involved multiple police departments.

Police said 31-year-old Alphonzo Dixon was seen operating a rental vehicle in New Haven.

Around 11:25 a.m., Dixon drove to a car rental return office outside of the airport.

As officials approached the vehicle, Dixon then allegedly drove away and crashed into an unmarked police vehicle before driving through a chain link fence onto the airport runway.

Police said Dixon crossed the runway and crashed through another fence before fleeing on Dodge Avenue in East Haven.

After later abandoning the vehicle, Dixon was spotted in the passenger seat of another vehicle leaving an Amity Road shopping plaza in New Haven.

Officers stopped the vehicle and took Dixon into custody. The driver was also apprehended.

Investigators said they seized a small amount of narcotics in both vehicles.

Police said Dixon had two warrants from New Haven and one from Hamden and that he will be charged with multiple crimes for Tuesday’s incident. The warrants were with regards to felony charges such as assault, sexual assault and domestic violence involving a firearm.

Web Extra Video: First responders on the scene where the pursuit ended

Dixon was transported by ambulance to a hospital and will be transferred to police custody after his release.

Airport runway service was temporarily closed and has since reopened.

News 8 will update this story with more information as it becomes available.

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