An armed carjacker was arrested in Shoreline after ramming two cars and leading police on a chase through several cities on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.
Around 12:40 p.m. on Wednesday, deputies received a 911 call of a reported carjacking in the 16500 block of Highway 99.
The reporter told police that a man armed with a handgun threatened to shoot him and then stole his car.
While deputies were investigating, two hit-and-run collisions were reported in Edmonds.
The victims told deputies they were intentionally struck by a car that fled the scene.
They described the car as the one that was stolen in the earlier carjacking.
Deputies located the stolen car a short time later and attempted to make a traffic stop, but the carjacker refused to stop.
The stolen car was pursued through Edmonds, Lynnwood and eventually ended with a PIT maneuver in Shoreline. A PIT (pursuit intervention technique) maneuver is tactic used by police to cause a driver to stop.
A 28-year-old man was arrested and booked into the Snohomish County jail for first-degree robbery, theft of a motor vehicle, attempting to elude, driving under the influence of drugs and two counts of hit-and-run.
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