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Suspect Hyatt now in custody

On March 2nd, the suspect wanted for the assault of a Seattle Police officer in North Seattle on February 10th, was taken into custody  in San Diego, Californina, as he was attempting to cross the border back into the United States from Mexico.  The Pacific Northwest Fugitive Apprehension Task Force (PNWFAT) worked tirelessly in their pursuit of  Steve C. Hyatt.   The PNWFAT is a U.S. Marshals-sponsored partnership comprised of investigators from the King County Sheriff’s Office, Seattle Police Department, Social Security Administration Office of the Inspector General, Washington State Department of Corrections, and the U.S. Marshals Service.   The Task Force was formed to concentrate apprehension efforts to remove federal, state and local fugitives from the streets.  The Task Force objective is to disrupt illegal gang, gun and drug activity in the Pacific Northwest and to reduce the amount of violence in the region. 

 Hyatt,  33, is currently being held in the San Diego County Jail awaiting extradition proceedings.