At first, the driver appeared to evade efforts to stop him. But then a man ran out of the crowd and jumped, feet first, through his open window.
“A quantity of suspected cannabis was found and seized from this citizen,” the statement reads.
The driver crashed into three vehicles before breaking through protective barriers into the square, police added.
CNN affiliate A2 identified the man who jumped through the open window as Klodian Elqeni, “who with a very courageous action, managed to neutralize the driver of the car,” the outlet reported.
Skanderbeg Square is the main plaza in the center of Tirana. It was pedestrianized in 2017, according to Reuters.
Albanians went to the polls Sunday and exit polls suggest that Socialist Prime Minister Edi Rama is set to win a third term, the news agency reports.