Suspect captured after escaping police, prompting chase near Hartford Superior Court

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HARTFORD -- Police shut down streets near Hartford Superior Court to search for an escaped prisoner Thursday morning. Just before 9 a.m. police confirmed the suspect was back in custody. Police captured him after an intense search and chase that started just after 7:30 a.m.

Police were searching for Kevin Feliciano, 22, of Hartford who had been arrested Wednesday night after police said he rammed a stolen car into a state police car.

When Feliciano took off, police began doing a house to house search in the area of Washington Street, Lafayette, Russ and Park Street. The prisoner was in an orange jumpsuit but police said he had ditched it and was believed to be running away in boxer shorts and socks.

Police had arrested Feliciano hours earlier after they said he rammed a car stolen in Greenwich into a state police cruiser when they tried to stop it in Hartford.

At about 11 p.m. Wednesday, State police were notified that a 2003 Honda Civic, stolen from Greenwich, was tracked to I-84 Westbound in Hartford near Exit 47 by the car owner's mobile phone which was in the vehicle.

Police located and attempted to stop the car on the Sigourney Street exit from I-84 Westbound. According to police, the driver rammed a state police cruiser and a trooper fired at the suspect but did not hit him.

The car then crashed at the intersection of Park Terrace and Park Street and police arrested Feliciano.

Feliciano was convicted of third degree assault, violation of probation in 2014.

After the initial incident, two troopers were transported to the hospital for the evaluation of minor injuries, and released.