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Suspect tries to flee police by swimming across Tualatin River

Police: Three apprehended after 'stolen' car pulled over near I-5

Three suspects were caught attempting to flee from a stolen car pulled over near 24 Hour Fitness on Southwest McEwan Road Tuesday morning, according to Tigard and Tualatin Police.

One of the suspects apparently tried to evade officers by swimming south across the Tualatin River under Interstate 5, police said. He “got halfway across” before turning back, said Tualatin Police spokeswoman Jennifer Massey.

“The officers helped pull him out, because he wasn't doing very well,” Massey said. “He didn't swim very well.”

The suspects were not immediately identified. At least one had an outstanding warrant, according to Massey.

Police responded to the call at about 8:36 a.m., Massey said. The Tualatin Police Department was the lead agency, Tigard Police said on Twitter.


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