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Man Arrested Following West Seattle Pursuit

Police arrested a man Tuesday afternoon in West Seattle after he attempted to flee in a stolen vehicle.

A parking enforcement officer was on patrol at 35 Avenue South and Southwest Morgan Street at 2 PM when they spotted an occupied stolen vehicle parked nearby.

As patrol officers flooded the area, the vehicle’s occupant piloted the white Jetta out of the area nearly striking a firetruck and running a stop sign in the process. The driver continued to speed away until he lost control and rolled the vehicle down a hill.

Police took the man into custody and following a search of the car recovered a handgun magazine. A K-9 was brought in to search for a firearm but none was located.

Officers booked the man into King County Jail for possession of a stolen vehicle and firearms violation because he is a convicted felon and prevented from having a handgun magazine.