FIRCREST, Wash. – Authorities in western Washington said they’re searching Saturday for a man who rammed a patrol car and tried to run over a police officer.
The Pierce County sheriff’s office said a Fircrest police officer on Friday evening fired one shot at the suspect’s vehicle that was later found abandoned a few blocks away with what appears to be stolen property.
Authorities said the vehicle itself was stolen with switched license plates and a forced ignition system.
Authorities said the officer who responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle at about 5:30 p.m. wasn’t injured.
Authorities described the suspect as a white male in his 20s wearing a white T-shirt and jeans.
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