MARION COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — A psychiatric patient at the MUSC Marion Emergency Department stole a sheriff’s office patrol vehicle Saturday afternoon and led authorities on a lengthy pursuit before surrendering in North Carolina, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

After deputies responded to a disturbance at the hospital, the patient took control of the vehicle and led deputies and officers from several other agencies in a chase, the sheriff’s office said.

The pursuit ended when the driver surrendered near mile-marker 44 in North Carolina. There were no injuries or damage to any vehicles.

No other information was immediately available.

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