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2 Harrisburg men facing charges after stealing police car with loaded AR-15 inside

Authorities say they took Hanif Hall (left) and Malik Clover (right) into custody after they stole a police vehicle during a traffic stop on Thursday.
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CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa. — Two men are facing charges after authorities say they stole a police vehicle during a traffic stop on Thursday afternoon.

Around 11:35 a.m. on August 4, Harrisburg police say they made a traffic stop on Interstate 81 Southbound near mile marker 56.1 in Silver Spring Township. 

The driver of the intercepted vehicle was identified as Hanif Malik Hall, 30, and the passenger seat was Malik Lamar Clover, 31. Both men are from Harrisburg.

During Thursday's traffic stop, police allege that both men attempted to flee. Hall and Clover ran from their vehicle to the State Police patrol vehicle, entered the car, and attempted to flee from the scene.

The following video, courtesy of Brady Bixler, shows the encounter between police and the suspects.

Police in the area quickly began chasing the vehicle, which traveled onto the Harrisburg Pike. Inside the police car was a loaded patrol AR-15. 

Clover, still the passenger, jumped out of the vehicle and ran to a nearby hotel. Police say he was taken into custody there. 

After Clover exited the stolen police vehicle, Hall continued to flee from the police. 

The patrol car eventually became disabled, which is when Hall attempted to flee on foot. He was taken into custody after a short chase.

Both men are facing multiple charges, including robbery of a motor vehicle, possession of a prohibited firearm, theft by unlawful taking- movable prop, fleeing or attempting to elude officers, disarming law enforcement officer without lawful authorization, institutional vandalism of an education facility, flight to avoid apprehension, trial, or punishment, resisting arrest, recklessly endangering another person, disorderly conduct to engage in fighting, follow too closely, improper sunscreening, reckless driving, driving a vehicle with a suspended or revoked license, aggravated assault, fleeing or attempting to elude an officer, disorderly conduct engaging in fighting, and unauthorized operation of a preemptive traffic device.

There were no reported injuries during the incident.

The State Police Carlisle Criminal Investigation Unit is currently investigating the incident. 

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