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Officer Injured During Arrest of Warrant Suspect in North Seattle

Police arrested a warrant suspect after he caused a collision that injured an officer in North Seattle on Monday afternoon. 

At about 4:30 p.m., members of SPD’s Gun Violence Reduction Unit and members of the US Marshals Violent Offenders Task Force attempted to arrest a suspect with multiple felony warrants (for crimes including robbery, assault, harassment, and rendering criminal assistance) in the 12000 block of Aurora Avenue North. When officers drove up to the suspect as he sat in his parked car, he attempted to drive away, striking multiple police cars. One of the impacted cars spun into another car, pinning an officer who had stepped out. Seattle Fire Department medics transported the officer to Harborview Medical Center where he was treated for a broken leg.

The suspect tried to flee in his vehicle, but it was apparently disabled after the collisions, so he got out and fled on foot. Police quickly caught and arrested him up the block.

At the collision scene, officers found a gun in the suspect’s car, on the floorboard of the driver’s seat.

The 22-year-old suspect was transported to HMC via private ambulance to be checked for any possible injuries from the collisions, and police will book him into the King County Jail for his warrants when he is cleared from the hospital. Officers will also request additional charges for the collisions, the assault on the officer, and the gun found in the man’s car.