The King County Sheriff's Office arrested a man who ran his truck into Highline Medical Center on Saturday.
The Sheriff's Office, who say the suspect is known to Burien police for having suspected mental health issues, provided the following account of the incident.
Burien Police were called to the hospital and encountered the man as he was trying to leave the area in his pickup. The suspect then tried to ram a deputy's patrol car and yelled for the deputy to kill him.
The suspect drove away and that deputy pursued the suspect. The Seattle man rammed the pursuing deputy and also hit a light pole near the Burien branch of the King County Library system.
The Burien deputy was able to use a PIT maneuver to stop the suspect. Then two deputies pinned the car into a pole at the intersection of SW 146 ST and 4 AVE SW, where the pursuit ended. The suspect was pepper sprayed and taken into custody with minor injuries.
The suspect was transported to a local hospital for his injuries. The deputy whose vehicle was rammed by the suspect suffered minor aches and pain from the collision.
The KCSO major accident reconstruction detectives are investigating the case.
Nobody was injured at Highline Medical Center, and the hospital is operating without any effects on services. Patients who use the outpatient entrance are directed to enter the hospital through the emergency room for direction on where to receive their care.