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Suspected carjacker arrested after pursuit in El Cajon

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EL CAJON (CNS) - A motorist who was stopped by deputies near El Cajon Tuesday morning ditched his car and fled on foot before being arrested, authorities said.

Deputies stopped the suspect in the vicinity of Ballentyne Street and Greenfield Drive shortly before 9 a.m. He jumped out of the car, which rolled into a nearby vehicle, but was taken into custody in the same area about 10 minutes later, according to the sheriff's department. 

It was not immediately clear what triggered the traffic stop.

The suspect, whose name was not immediately released, may have attempted to carjack another motorist in his attempt to escape. 

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