Portland police say a man assaulted his father, stole his BMW and was traveling at a high rate of speed when he crashed into numerous cars along Congress Street Wednesday afternoon, sending himself and four other people to the hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

The assault occurred in the Bramhall Square area just before 4 p.m., police said in a statement released late Wednesday. The driver then traveled east on Congress Street in the BMW and crashed into at least three other vehicles near the intersection with State Street.

The driver was in custody and being treated at Maine Medical Center and will face criminal charges, police said.

Police didn’t release any further details Wednesday night.

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