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Fox News, MSNBC Share Chopper During Dallas Chase

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Spike strips, train gates, a near-ditch and several u-turns did not slow down a suspect who’d taken Dallas police on a high speed pursuit this afternoon.

But a red pick-up truck did, when the driver of the pick-up unknowingly broadsided the suspect as he tried to make his way through an intersection. The chase began just before 1pmCT and came to a crashing end at 2:29pmCT.

MSNBC1_6.29.jpgFNC, MSNBC and HLN carried the chase live.

For much of the pursuit, Fox News Channel and MSNBC used the same live picture from Fox O&O KDFW. Since January, the Fox and NBC Owned and Operated stations in Dallas/Fort Worth, and other large markets, have been taking part in a news sharing agreement involving their helicopters.

H1_6.29.jpgHLN which was in and out of live coverage was using the choppers of CBS station KTVT and ABC affiliate WFAA.

KRLD Radio is reporting on Fox News that the pick-up driver suffered only minor injuries while the jaws of life were brought out to extricate the suspect.

Here’s the end of the chase anchored by FNC’s Shepard Smith:

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