Freeway chase in Wash. ends with suspect's suicide
The Associated Press
OLYMPIA, Wash.- A 10-mile freeway chase ended early Wednesday when the man pursued by police killed himself, authorities said.
After the crash, authorities said the man appeared agitated and took pictures of officers with his cell phone. He then dialed 911 and asked that the officers back off for a minute, said Washington State Patrol trooper John J. Gunderson.
About five minutes later, an officer moved to open the car door. The man drew a gun and shot himself in the head, Gunderson said.
"That bullet almost hit one of the officers," he said.
Interstate 5 was closed near the state Capitol just before the morning commute started. Police did not immediately release the driver's identity.
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