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Posted on: February 22, 2017

Police pursue driver who fled accident, threw gun

On February 22, 2017 at approximately 2:30 pm, a Marysville police sergeant observed suspicious activity in a parked vehicle at the Goodwill parking lot, 9300 block of State Ave. When the Sergeant attempted contact with the two occupants of the vehicle, it drove out of the parking lot in a reckless manner. The subject fled in the vehicle throwing various types of paraphernalia out the window as he drove.

The suspect vehicle collided with another vehicle at the intersection of 80th Street and 51st Avenue. The Marysville Sergeant was able to identify the suspect running on foot following the collision. A police K-9 track ensued and a discarded firearm was located in the area of 7900 block of 52nd Avenue.

Approximately five local schools were placed into lock-down to insure the safety of the children attending. The school district are retaining all children who live in the immediate area of the search until safe to release them.

The driver of the vehicle that was hit by the suspect was examined for possible injuries to his back and released on scene. The passenger in the suspect vehicle was transported to the hospital via ambulance with possible injuries to his upper torso.

The suspect is described as a 55-year-old male, 5 foot 7 inches, 185 lbs., with gray facial hair.

The suspect is being sought for driving an unreported Stolen Vehicle and Vehicular Assault.

The Marysville Police Department is asking not to approach the individual and to contact 911.

Further inquiries regarding this press release should be directed to Asst. Chief Jeff Goldman at 360.363.8310 or e-mail jdgoldman@marysvillewa.gov.

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