UPDATE: Police arrest suspect in Manchester crash that caused car to go onto guardrail
MANCHESTER — A man has been arrested after a crash Friday afternoon involving a car on fire hanging over a guardrail.
The crash happened just after noon in the area of Bridge Street Extension and Ohio Avenue. The suspect of the crash fled the scene and refused officers' requests to stop, police said.
He was identified as John Cassidy, 48, of Manchester, and police eventually placed him into custody.
During an investigation of the crash, police said Cassidy had attempted to force another car off the road on the Exit 8 off ramp on Interstate 93 south. Cassidy threatened the victim with a gun after trying to force him off the road, police said.
The car Cassidy was driving and subsequently crashed was reported as stolen earlier in Manchester during a burglary, police said.
Police charged Cassidy with burglary, motor vehicle theft, resisting arrest, reckless conduct, criminal threatening and operating with a suspended license.