Police arrest carjacker after he crashes stolen vehicle in Kensington

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A suspect in carjacking has been arrested after crashing the stolen vehicle in North Philadelphia early Thursday morning.

Philadelphia Police say the suspect took the SUV from a man at gunpoint near 5th Street and Lehigh Avenue.

The suspect eventually crashed the SUV through a fence and came to stop in a field near John Welsh Elementary School around 3 a.m. 

Police say the suspect was taken into custody and that a weapon was found inside the vehicle.