Rochester police chase and arrest two suspects for stealing jeep and crashing into school bus carrying 17 children

After the Jeep was stolen at knifepoint, Rochester police stopped the vehicle at a traffic stop when the suspects, in an attempt to flee, crashed into the school bus with 17 children inside.

Two subjects were arrested in New York after crashing a Jeep they allegedly stole with a knife into a school bus full of children while being chased by authorities.

Rochester police say the men stole a red Jeep at knifepoint from a 51-year-old woman before being spotted by officers who tried to stop vehicular traffic, Fox 5 New York reported.

Officers told the driver to get out of the car at one stop, but he put the SUV in reverse, rammed one of the police cruisers, and fled the scene.

A witness who heard the sirens pulled out his phone and recorded the Jeep flying in the opposite direction down a street before crashing into the school bus carrying 17 children.

The suspects exited the vehicle and fled on foot, so officers chased one of the offenders while ordering him to “get on the ground” before arresting him.

“Fortunately, the driver and all students were unharmed as a result of the accident,” the Rochester Police Department said in a statement. “The city school district was informed of the accident and arranged for each student to be transported home.”

The offenders were identified as Maliq McCullough, 20, and Adeosun Hughes, 23, both of whom were charged with the incident.

McCullough has charges against him of first-degree burglary, second-degree assault, and third and fourth-degree larceny, while Hughes was charged with unauthorized use of an authorized vehicle.