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Police: Burglary suspect caught after ramming patrol car

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CAMAS, WA (KPTV) -

Authorities in Camas tracked down a burglary suspect who they said rammed his car into a patrol car and injured an officer.

It all started on Northwest 27th Avenue in Camas at 10:20 a.m. Monday. Police said a man arrived at his daughter's house to do some maintenance work and saw a stranger exiting the home.

The father said the home was supposed to be empty and determined the stranger was not supposed to be there. He called 911 and officers arrived at the scene.

Police said the suspect was inside a car, described only as a Honda at this point, and refused to follow the officer's commands to exit the vehicle.

Camas police said the officer bashed out the passenger-side window and held the suspect by pointing a Taser at him until backup arrived.

As other officers got to the scene, they said the suspect started the car and rammed into a patrol car. He then sped away from the scene. One officer suffered a hand injury and was taken to the hospital.

He got a few blocks and abandoned the Honda, according to police.

Investigators from multiple agencies worked to track him down. He was caught and arrested at 1:45 p.m.

His name is not yet available, but officers said a K-9 helped track him down and bit him, leading to the arrest.

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