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Police Pursuit Ends in Crash in Newport

A police pursuit ended in a crash and an arrest in Newport on Saturday afternoon.

A black Mercedes crashed into at least one other vehicle and then a utility pole while heading east on 8th Street, just east of Washington Street. The driver then took off on foot but was arrested by Newport Police a short time later.

Bellevue Police were also on the scene.

One witness reported that multiple weapons may have been removed from the vehicle.

The Mercedes was headed the wrong way down one-way 8th Street.

Police shut down Washington Street between 8th and 9th Streets while investigating. 

Further details, including where and why the pursuit started, were not immediately available.

This story will be updated when more information is known.

-Staff report

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