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A high speed police chase through Miami ended in dramatic fashion after the suspect tried to ram several officers forcing police to release two K9 units into the vehicle to stop him.

The fleeing driver surrendered only after crashing into a dumpster, reversing the car, and ramming it into a police cruiser. Two K9 officers then had to drag the man from his vehicle.

The chase reportedly began in Downtown Miami and continued north through residential streets before it came to its conclusion outside El Conuquito Restaurant. There has been no official word on what started the chase.

WATCH police in Miami end a high-speed chase with the help of K-9 officers.

Posted by Fox News on Friday, April 1, 2016

Several officers reported minor injuries but are being applauded by witnesses and their departments for their great restraint. “The Miami-Dade Police Department, as well as the City of Miami, did an outstanding job,” said Javier Ortiz, of Miami’s Fraternal Order of Police.

Their decision to show restraint was crucial because right behind them, was a crowd of people dining outside during lunch hour. Patricia Martinez was grabbing lunch at the restaurant with her 6-month-old baby when the chaos ensued outside. “That guy’s crazy,” she said. “That was dangerous.” – 7 News Miami