Va. State Police in pursuit of stolen armored military vehicle on I-95

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DINWIDDIE COUNTY, Va. — Virginia State Police are in pursuit of a stolen armored military vehicle on Interstate 95.

WTVR in Richmond reports that a soldier from Fort Pickett stole the vehicle and has driven it from I-85 to I-95.

State Police says at 7:55 p.m., they were notified that the vehicle, which is not equipped with a weapon, was taken from Fort Pickett.

The vehicle was then driven east on Route 460 at a maximum speed of about 40 mph, according to State Police.

The vehicle is headed north on I-95, near Richmond, with police in pursuit.

“The Virginia State Police have pursued the vehicle since receiving the initial report and are traveling with the vehicle while trying to make contact with the driver. State police are also monitoring exit ramps along Interstate 95,” said a State Police spokesperson.

There have been no crashes involving the vehicle at this time, police say.

DCW50 is working to learn more information about the incident.

Fort Pickett is located in Blackstone in Nottoway County.

Video of the vehicle driving on the interstate can be seen here.

Stay with DCW50 for the latest on this developing story.