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Video: Police Use Terminator Device, Arrest Suspect Hitting Occupied Tents in Stolen Car, Seize Gun

Seattle Police arrested a 30-year-old man after he was found in a stolen car, tried to speed away from officers and hit several occupied tents hurting two people on May 5.

Police were near Sixth Avenue South and South Snoqualmie Street at about 5:40 a.m., when they saw the stolen vehicle with the suspect in the driver’s seat sleeping. Terminator devices were deployed and as officers tried to conduct a traffic stop, the suspect tried to get away causing three of the tires to flatten.

The suspect drove onto a grassy area hitting some occupied tents and two people who were lying inside. Other people jumped out of the way to avoid getting hurt.

The 30-year-old driver continued to speed away from police until the stolen vehicle would no longer drive. Then, the suspect tried to hide in a dumpster, covering himself with drywall. A K-9 track led officers directly to the suspect.

He was arrested.

During the investigation, a gun was recovered along the path the stolen vehicle traveled. The suspect is lawfully prohibited from having a firearm. The vehicle was towed from the scene and other items involved were taken to be processed as evidence.

The two people who were hit were treated on-scene by the Seattle Fire Department for injuries.

The suspect was booked in the King County Jail for vehicular assault, unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a stolen vehicle.