BELMONT -- A 25-year-old Belmont man suspected of a hit-and-run traffic collision was arrested Saturday after he was chased down by neighbors, police said.

Around 8 p.m., Belmont officers responded to reports of a car crash at the intersection of Hiller Street and Wessex Way. While en route, officers were told that a man involved in the crash, later identified as Spencer Nymann, fled the scene in a white 1994 Ford Ranger pickup truck and was being chased by a neighbor, Capt. Patrick Halleran said.

A driver and passenger in the car that was hit, a 38-year-old Redwood City woman and her 5-year-old daughter, complained of being in pain right after the accident, but they were not taken to a hospital for treatment, Halleran added.

Police believe Nymann drove through the Sterling Downs neighborhood and abandoned his truck in the parking lot of St. Marks Church before he began running through nearby backyards.

As officers searched for Nymann, they were told he was detained in the backyard of a nearby home on Oxford Way. When officers arrived at the backyard of the home, two neighbors, one of whom was armed with a pistol, were holding Nymann, Halleran said.

The armed neighbor apparently discharged the pistol into the ground while chasing Nymann, but he was not hurt,police said. Nymann was booked into the San Mateo County Jail on suspicion of driving under the influence and hit and run.

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