Police: Man arrested following pursuit in West Seattle

Police: Man arrested following pursuit in West Seattle

WEST SEATTLE — Officers with the Seattle Police Department arrested a man in West Seattle on Wednesday after they said he attempted to flee in a stolen vehicle.

According to police, a parking enforcement officer spotted a stolen vehicle near 35 Avenue South and Southwest Morgan Street around 2 p.m.

"As patrol officers flooded the area, the vehicle's occupant piloted the white Jetta out of the area nearly striking a firetruck and running a stop sign in the process," police wrote in a blotter post.

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Officers said the driver sped away but lost control and rolled the vehicle down a hill.

Police said they took the man into custody and recovered a handgun magazine in a search of the car.

A K-9 was brought in to search for a firearm but none was located, police said.

The man was booked into the King County Jail on suspicion of possession of a stolen vehicle and a firearms violation because he is a convicted felon, police said.

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