Monday July 6th, 2020 4:50AM

Vandal leads police on wild chase through Georgia Capitol

By The Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say a vandal broke into the Georgia Capitol, destroying property and leading police on a wild chase that injured two officers.

The Georgia Department of Public Safety said in a statement that Joshua Jordan Lemhouse was arrested and transported to a hospital.

The statement says Lemhouse damaged a Capitol security vehicle around 11:30 p.m. Monday, prompting an officer to begin chasing him.

Investigators say Lemhouse then broke into the Capitol building and damaged several light fixtures, some paintings and glass office windows, before officers were able to subdue him.

Two officers were taken to the hospital and treated for injuries sustained during the melee. Officials did not release further details about the injuries.

Lemhouse faces numerous charges, including second-degree criminal property damage. It's unclear whether he has an attorney who could comment.

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This story has been corrected to show that the suspect's name is Joshua Jordan Lemhouse, not Jordan Lemhouse.

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