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Police in Virginia have arrested a man believed to be responsible for a car theft Saturday morning at the Addison Road metro station in Capitol Heights.

Isom Cooper, 49, was taken into custody by Fairfax County Police at a hotel on Van Dorn Street near the Capital Beltway on Saturday afternoon after a multi-hour multi-agency search, according to a Metro Transit Police news release.

Caroline Lukas, spokeswoman for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority said Sunday that Cooper has been charged in Virginia with grand larceny, but that authorities are seeking extradition to Maryland where the alleged theft occurred.

At approximately 7:10 a.m. Saturday, a Pontiac was stolen from the Addison Road-Seat Pleasant metro station in Prince George’s County and driven across the Wilson Bridge into Virginia, according to the release.

Police were able to track the vehicle to the parking lot of a shopping center on Van Dorn Street in Kingstowne, Va., according to the release.

When Transit Police approached, Cooper fled the scene in the vehicle, abandoning it on a ramp leading to the Capital Beltway from Van Dorn Street, police said.

Police from Fairfax County took Cooper into custody and together with Metro Transit Police detectives interviewed Cooper and arrested him in connection with the theft. Transit Police said other charges may be pending.

kalexander@gazette.net