Man drives truck into Highline Medical Center lobby, gets arrested

Truck V Hospital ArrestBURIEN – A man rammed his pickup truck repeatedly into the entrance to Highline Medical Center in Burien Saturday morning.  Jason Stanley with the King County Sheriff’s Office said that the man drove his truck all the way inside the hospital lobby around 7 a.m.  The man then somehow turned the truck around and drove away from the hospital.

Stanley said that a sheriff’s deputy tried to stop the fleeing truck and the man then tried to ram the deputy’s vehicle.  After a short chase the man lost control of his truck and crashed into a pole at Southwest 146th Street and 4th Avenue Southwest, in Burien.  Deputies took the man into custody.  Stanley said that the sherrif’s deputy was not hurt.  The man arrested reportedly has mental problems, Stanley said.

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