Police are still hunting 35-year-old Haumia Manuel after this morning's events.
He was spotted by officers speeding through a red light in a stolen car shortly after 9am today.
He crashed into another car at an intersection in the suburb of St Lukes.
He then got out and ran down a line of traffic, testing car doors before pulling a driver out of a car.
Officers chased him on foot and tried to stop him, and attempted to use a taser and pepper spray on him, but did not make contact with him, police said.