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Multiple Police Vehicles Rammed While Officers Attempt to Recover Stolen Vehicles in Seattle

In two separate incidents Friday night and Saturday morning, Seattle Police officers located and attempted to stop a stolen vehicle. In both incidents the suspect driver intentionally rammed a police vehicle and fled the scene. No officers were injured.

The first incident occurred shortly before 11:00 p.m. Friday night in the Queen Anne neighborhood. Officers located a stolen vehicle in the 600 block of Elliot Avenue West. When officers tried to stop the vehicle, the suspect reversed into the police vehicle and pushed it into the roadway. Several occupied citizen vehicles were almost struck during the ramming. The police vehicle was unoccupied at the time it was intentionally struck. The police vehicle came to a rest into another officer’s vehicle. The patrol vehicle was occupied, but the officer was not injured. The suspect driver fled northbound on 15th Avenue West.

The second incident began at 9:18 a.m. Saturday when police located a different stolen vehicle in the 2700 block of Rainer Avenue South. As officers approached, the vehicle fled. 

About a half hour later, officers located the same vehicle in an alleyway in the 1900 block of South Hanford Street. When officers attempted to stop the vehicle, the suspect driver rammed the front of a police vehicle and again fled the scene. A police officer inside the vehicle was uninjured, and the vehicle sustained minor damage.

Seattle Police are continuing to look for the suspects and the vehicles.