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Bluffs Fugitive Tackled By Cops In Omaha

Bluffs Fugitive Tackled By Cops In Omaha

A man being sought for more than a week after trying to run down a Council Bluffs police officer is behind bars after being captured in Omaha Thursday afternoon.

With police in pursuit, Andrew Brown jumped out of his car near 16th and B Streets and tried to hide in the neighborhood.  An officer tackled him and took him into custody.

He faces charges of attempted murder and assault on an officer and theft.

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Previously, Brown was being chased by the Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Department on June 25 in a vehicle allegedly stolen from Omaha.

Council Bluffs police officers attempted to disable Brown's vehicle with stop sticks. But officials say Brown directed the vehicle toward several officers before striking one.

The officer was flipped in the air and against a utility pole before landing in a ditch. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries and released.

Brown then abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot.

 

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