After foot chase, police tackle assault suspect near Mill Plain in Heights area

Man caught about 7 p.m. at SE 93rd and Northgate avenues

By John Branton, Columbian Staff Reporter

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Updated: August 26, 2011, 10:15 PM

 

A hard-running Vancouver police officer caught up with a fleeing suspect in the McLoughlin Heights area about 7 p.m. Friday after the man reportedly assaulted people at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, where he was in custody on a mental-health hold.

The officer was breathing heavily as he ran and yelled his positions into his radio. That came over police scanners monitored at The Columbian, beginning about 6:54 p.m.

Several officers in cars took positions around the area.

About 7 p.m., officers yelled that they’d tackled the man at Southeast Seventh and Northgate avenues, several blocks southeast of the medical center on Mill Plain Boulevard.

More details may come later from the Vancouver Police Department.

John Branton: 360-735-4513 or john.branton@columbian.com.