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Man intentionally rammed 4 marked police cars

A man rammed four police cars this morning in West Seattle before being arrested. Just shortly after 8:00 a.m. this morning, two officers were completing paperwork as that sat in their patrol vehicles in the parking lot at Don Armeni Boat Launch. A man driving a blue SUV drove into the parking lot. The man was hanging out the window yelling and screaming.

The two officers noted that this was strange behavior and went on about their business. The vehicle left the parking lot but returned moments later. The driver, once again was hanging out the window yelling and rambling unintelligently. It appears the driver was attempting to bait the officers into some sort of confrontation.

The driver then sped out of the parking lot and drove W/B on Alki Av SW, as the two officers followed at very low speeds. Once the suspect vehicle reached 56 Av Sw and Alki, he intentionally drove his vehicle into a SPD Lieutenant’s marked patrol vehicle, rendering the Lieutenant’s vehicle inoperable. The Lieutenant was not injured.

The suspect then turned and sped off E/B on Alki Av SW. Officers continued to follow the suspect. Other officers set up spike strips in the area of the 1600 block of Harbor Av SW in an attempt to stop the suspect vehicle. The suspect drove around the strips and continued on E/B on Harbor Av SW.

A second set of spike strips were deployed on SW Spokane St, near Delridge Wy SW. The suspect drove over the strips. He then continued on about a block and intentionally struck 3 more patrol vehicle before one of the patrols blocked his path.

The suspect was taken into custody without incident. None of the officers sustained visible injuries.

The suspect was transported to the West Seattle Precinct for processing. The 37- year-old West Seattle resident will be booked into King County Jail for Investigation of Assault and Investigation of Eluding. Traffic Collision Investigators responded and processed the scene.

Several days ago, this suspect was arrested and booked for Hit and Run. Details of that incident are not known at this time.

This is an open and active investigation and all the information available at this time.