SWAT Arrests Man After He Rams Police Car Following Mount Baker Shoplift

Officers chased a man to a home Friday afternoon after he rammed a police car while driving away from a shoplift in Mount Baker.

Employees of a grocery store in the 3800 block of Rainier Ave. S. called 911 just after 2 pm today when a man ran from the store without purchasing the four cases of Redbull he was carrying.  The 44-year-old suspect hopped in a waiting car and sped off when he was spotted by a responding officer.  The suspect rammed the police car with his vehicle as he drove away.  Officers tailed the suspect until he jumped out of the car and hurdled a fence in the 4600 block of S. Othello St before ducking into a nearby home. Officers contained the man in the house while the SWAT team responded.

SWAT arrived and were able to take the suspect into custody without further incident.