By Hank Tester


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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A traffic nightmare for commuters in Miami as US-1 was completely shut down following a car fire.

That car burst into flames after it was involved in a police chase. The driver, police say, is a suspect in a robbery.

Also catching on fire was a City of Miami Police vehicle, which could be seen from Chopper4 nose-to-nose with the suspect’s car.

“I saw like 30 cars going down US-1,” one witness told CBS4 News. “I was not sure what happened. I went to see what was going on.”

“I saw someone that was arrested,” another witness told CBS4 News. “I do not do assumptions. I saw and ambulance and fire rescue take off.”

One police officer was transported to a local hospital but they were seen alert and talking before leaving the scene.

The suspect in question has not been named or appeared at jail, but that information and more is expected Wednesday.

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