The suspect in a brief kidnapping in Brentwood has been taken into custody after over a week on the run.

Peter Curtis was arrested Monday morning in Portland after a vehicle pursuit and crash, according to the U.S. Marshal Service.  Portland Police officers spotted Curtis sitting in a stolen car. Curtis tried to flee, but instead crashed the vehicle. He was checked at a hospital for injuries.

Curtis will be held as a fugitive from justice on the New Hampshire arrest warrant, as well as his Maine probation violation warrant. He will likely face additional charges from Portland Police.

Brentwood Police said Curtis kidnapped the woman randomly at gunpoint in a public place. She was not harmed and has since returned to her home. He had been involved with recent high speed pursuits, and has a history of arrests including assaults, burglaries, drugs, larcenies, and trafficking prison contraband.

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