Man who allegedly fired shot at Clackamas deputy arrested by SWAT, police say

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GLADSTONE, Ore. — Authorities say a man who fled from a police officer and fired a shotgun at a deputy was arrested by the Clackamas County SWAT team Thursday morning after a manhunt in Gladstone.

The sheriff's office says the incident began before midnight Wednesday when a Gladstone officer pulled over a vehicle then the driver sped off.

A spokesman says the vehicle crashed and the driver fired a shot toward a deputy before running off.

A search that included a helicopter with heat-sensing equipment found the suspect hiding in bushes. Deputies used flash-bangs to drive him out.

The sheriff's office says 26-year-old Michael Patrick Newell was arrested about 4 a.m. He is wanted on a warrant out of Yamhill County accusing him of violating a release agreement in an assault case.