RIVERSIDE, Calif. -

A man who led police on a short chase following a fracas at a Riverside McDonald's restaurant was in jail Monday, Riverside police said.

Dispatchers received a call at 4:26 p.m., reporting a man later identified as Washington state resident Hunter Rolf had thrown an object at a window of the McDonald's on Van Buren Boulevard and Wells Avenue before crashing a blue van into at least two other vehicles in the drive-through lane, injuring at least one person, Riverside police Sgt. Brian Smith said.

Police say Rolf then fled southeast on Van Buren in the van, but was stopped by police about 5:10 p.m. on Mockingbird Canyon Road.

Rolf -- who authorities said described himself as a transient -- allegedly told people at the McDonald's he was suicidal, which led customers and staff to initially believe the object he threw at the restaurant window was a bomb, but those fears turned out to be unfounded, a Riverside police lieutenant said.

Rolf received hospital treatment for bites he received from a police dog during his apprehension, and will be booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon upon release from the hospital, the lieutenant said.