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Reno police arrest man accused of stealing fire truck

The Associated Press

Mark Williams, 23, Reno, pictured in this booking photo provided by the Washoe County Sheriff's Office on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, is accused of stealing a city fire truck and leading officers on a chase before he was arrested downtown. He was being held in the Mark Williams was being held in the Washoe County Jail without bail Monday on charges of driving under the influence, disobeying a police officer, reckless driving and grand larceny. (Washoe County Sheriff's Office via AP)

RENO — Reno police have arrested a 23-year-old man accusing of stealing a city fire truck and leading officers on a chase before he was arrested downtown.

Mark Williams was being held in the Washoe County Jail without bail Monday on charges of driving under the influence, disobeying a police officer, reckless driving and grand larceny.

Police say he stole the fire engine that was sitting unlocked while paramedics were treating a potential stroke victim at the downtown bus station at about 8:26 p.m. Sunday.

The Reno Gazette Journal reports officers spotted the truck near the Washoe County Courthouse and the chase briefly entered onto U.S. Interstate 80 before a police cruiser rammed the truck and Williams tried to flee on foot.

He was apprehended shortly after that. No one was hurt.