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April 7, 2014 at 9:17 PM

Man arrested at UW last week, arrested tonight at ferry dock

The man who allegedly pepper-sprayed two University of Washington police officers and barricaded himself in a trailer last week, and who in early March led police on a low-speed chase, was arrested again this evening at Seattle’s Colman Dock.

The man, who police say is in his 40s, had an outstanding warrant and was recognized at Colman Dock this evening as the same person who had eluded police at the dock on March 11, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Tonight,  when troopers attempted to contact him, he fled on foot onto the ferry to Bremerton. He was arrested and booked on suspicion of obstructing and resisting arrest.

The ferry was delayed but made the trip to Bremerton, the State Patrol said.

Last week, the man reportedly pepper-sprayed two UW police officers when they confronted him about banging on a utility pole with a baseball bat in the parking lot at Eighth Avenue Northeast and Northeast Northlake Way, according to the Seattle Police Department. The man then ran into a parked trailer. He surrendered  after SWAT officers and hostage negotiators surrounded the trailer.

Previously, the man was arrested after witnesses reported seeing someone driving in circles at the ferry dock on March 11, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. The low-speed chase ended about 40 minutes after officers responded.

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