PUYALLUP, Wash. -
- Chase began after domestic violence incident involving a weapon
- Suspect fled then sideswiped patrol car
- Both the officer and the suspect had minor injuries
- 26-year veteran of the Puyallup Police Department
Police said a Puyallup officer escaped serious injuries after a fleeing man rammed his patrol car.
The incident happened during a chase stemming from a domestic violence incident involving a weapon in which the suspect fled.
The fleeing man sideswiped the officer's patrol car.
Officers closed 23rd Avenue Southeast between 20th Street Southeast and Forest Green Boulevard while officers investigated.
The suspect, a man in his 40s, was taken into custody at the scene. He and the injured officer were transported to a hospital with minor injuries.
Police said the suspect tried to injure himself before the chase.
“The subject had actually slashed his arms with a knife prior to the pursuit and has been transported for those injuries,” said Sgt. Dan Pashon.
The 52-year-old officer is a 26-year veteran of the Puyallup Police Department.