Driver Slams Minivan Into Philadelphia Police Headquarters

A suspected driver was taken away in handcuffs after he drove a minivan into the front doors of Philadelphia Police Headquarters Tuesday morning.

The crash happened a little before 5 a.m. as NBC10’s Randy Gyllenhaal and other reporters were at the building reporting on other news overnight.

It appears that the man for some reason made a hard turn, hopped the curb and slammed into the front brass doors of the new headquarters. Police later said the driver was going southbound on Broad Street when he turned into the northbound lanes.

The impact made a loud bang.

The silver Honda Odyssey remained on the sidewalk in front of the mangled doorway after the wreck.

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One lane of southbound Broad Street near Callowhill Street was closed as police investigated.

After the wreck, police officers could be seen leading the suspected driver — who was taken out of the van screaming — through the building while in handcuffs. Police then led the man — who is in his 70s — out of the building and into a vehicle. Police said they planned to take the man to the hospital.

It didn’t appear anyone in the building was hurt.

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