Seattle Police cruiser stolen by suspect

Seattle Police cruiser stolen by suspect

Credit: KING

A suspect is taken into custody after police said he stole a Seattle Police cruiser, May 2, 2013.

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by KING 5 News

KREM.com

Posted on May 2, 2013 at 1:44 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 25 at 1:22 AM

A Seattle Police cruiser was stolen Thursday afternoon, but officers quickly recovered it and arrested the suspect.

On its Twitter account, SPD posted that officers were looking for a suspect in an assault near Aurora Avenue and Denny Way after he stole a patrol car. Moments later, SPD tweeted the suspect was in custody near 8th Avenue West and Olympic Place.

Video from SkyKING showed that the stolen cruiser crashed into an embankment. The suspect could be seen on the ground, surrounded by officers. At least a half-dozen police cars were at the scene.

The suspect was injured. The extent of those injuries was not immediately known.

It was not immediately clear how the suspect stole the car.

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