By Caleb Hutton
A man suffered an apparent compound fracture in his leg while he ran from officers Tuesday afternoon, March 19, on West Holly Street.
Bellingham police believe the man — who hasn’t been booked into jail at the time of this post — had warrants out for his arrest, so he ran.
But when he leapt from a 3-foot ledge near the corner of F Street, his left leg landed badly on the concrete below. Over the police scanner we could hear the man screaming in agony, while police threatened to shoot him with a Taser.
Photo by Colin Diltz
A cop accompanied him on his ambulance ride to St. Joseph hospital.
You can see the ledge in the far right of this photo.
— Bellingham Crime (@bhamcrime) March 19, 2013
Update at 9 a.m. Wednesday. Here’s the summary from Bellingham police:
Reported: Mar 19 2013 1:14PM
Location: 1200 BLK DUPONT ST
Offense: ASSIST OTHER AGENCY
Case #: 13B10070
Officers contacted (C1) after a short foot chase and detained him on a Department of Corrections escape warrant. In the process of fleeing, (C1) injured his leg. Medics responded to the scene and transported (C1) to the ER for treatment. Department of Corrections staff met BPD at the hospital and took custody of (C1).