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Stabbing leads to pursuit, arrests

Post by Jeff Standaert / The News Tribune on Oct. 9, 2008 at 10:56 pm |
October 9, 2008 10:56 pm

Tacoma police used spike strips and a K-9 unit late Thursday to apprehend three suspects in a stabbing.

Officers spotted a dark, full-sized SUV linked to a stabbing at a Ruston Way restaurant, but its driver refused to stop and fled south, eventually crossing into the city’s East Side.

At one point, officers managed to use spike strips to deflate at least one of the SUV’s tires, police radio traffic indicated. The pursuit reached speeds of 80 miles per hour.

The driver stopped at 104th Street East and A Avenue and fled from the SUV. A police dog quickly caught up and the man was taken into custody at 10:41 p.m., radio reports indicated.

Two other people, who remained in the SUV, also were taken into custody, radio traffic indicated. The SUV’s driver, believed to be the main suspect in the stabbing, suffered bite wounds.

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