• BPD: 2 men arrested for overnight carjacking

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    BOSTON - Two men have been arrested after an alleged carjacking overnight in Boston.

    Around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, Boston Police were notified of a carjacking in the area of 290 Congress Street. When they arrived, a man told them he was parked near the Chinatown gate on Surface Road when two men got into his minivan and demanded cash.

    He told police the two men refused to get out of his car, so he started driving toward South Station on Atlantic Avenue looking for police. He then got out of his car and one of the suspects got into the driver's seat and took off. 

    Nearly three hours later, police found the stolen van near Arch Street in Downtown Crossing. When they tried to stop them, the driver, later identified as 53-year-old Adrian Thompson of Dorchester, got out and ran.

    One officer pursued Thompson while another got the passenger, identified as 24-year-old Mahad Ali Farah-Haji of Charlestown. 

    After a brief foot chase, Thompson was taken into custody. Both men will appear in Boston Municipal Court on charges of carjacking. Police say Thompson will also be charged with operating a motor vehicle after revocation or suspension and resisting arrest. 

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