NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — A police chase that started on the West Bank ended in the Central Business District on Monday afternoon.

Before the crash at the corner of South Galvez and Poydras streets, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s deputies attempted to apprehend the female suspect inside a car near Manhattan Blvd., but Sheriff Joe Lopinto says she took off.

“I was listening to it myself, and [the suspect car] was making donuts in this situation, making a whole bunch of turns,” Lopinto said. “Yeah, I think 15-20 minutes is fair, about how long. I don’t know exactly when it started off, but that’s probably a fair assessment.”

According to Lopinto, the suspect was armed when deputies first spotted her.

“The suspect did throw a weapon out of the window on the West Bank, and we have since recovered that weapon,” the sheriff explained.

The suspect was arrested and taken to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries. A deputy also received treatment at the hospital for minor injuries.

Several vehicles were left damaged in the suspect’s path.

“I think I have six wrecked vehicles, three police cars and three civilian vehicles that were wrecked by the suspect vehicle, two on the West Bank and one here behind us,” Lopinto said.

The suspect was wanted by NOPD, and her apprehension was a joint effort.

“It’s going to take all of us, at the local, state, and federal level, so this is just another example of how we become that force multiplied and work together to ensure the safety of our entire community across the metropolitan area,” NOPD Superintendent Shaun Ferguson said.

Ferguson says given the amount of police units involved indicates the severity of the crime to which the suspect was wanted.

According to Ferguson, his department is not ready to provide additional information at this time because they don’t want to compromise the investigation; however, WGNO will continue to follow this story.

Officials have not provided information on why the woman was running from police. The story will be updated when more information becomes available.