• Man critically injured when suspect's car crashes through gate at Renton Boeing

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff


    RENTON, Wash. - A man believed to be a Boeing security guard was critically hurt when he was struck by a car being chased by police that crashed through a gate at Boeing’s Renton plant.

    PHOTOS: Fleeing suspect crashes through gate at Renton Boeing plant

    The incident began when an employee at the nearby Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park was assaulted by a suspect who then fled in a Toyota MR2, according to Renton police. The employee was not hurt.

    Renton police said they believe the attack was random.

    Police pursued the suspect, who struck other vehicles and then crashed through a secured Boeing gate at Logan Avenue North and North Sixth Street Monday morning.

    A 40-year-old man who was hit by the vehicle was taken to Harborview Medical Center.

    Renton fire says the suspect was also injured in the crash. That person has been detained by police.

    Video from Chopper found an SUV that went off the road and buckled the fence on Boeing property.

    KIRO 7 Gary Horcher is working to find out what happened and how the other vehicle was involved for a live report during our 5 p.m. news.  >>http://kiro.tv/LiveNews



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