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Suspect in assault on police officer near Greenwood arrested in California

The Seattle Police Department says the suspect who allegedly drove his car into a North Seattle house and then assaulted an officer on Feb. 10, has been arrested in San Diego. From the SPD Blotter:

On March 2nd, the suspect wanted for the assault of a Seattle Police officer in North Seattle on February 10th, was taken into custody in San Diego, Californina, as he was attempting to cross the border back into the United States from Mexico. The Pacific Northwest Fugitive Apprehension Task Force (PNWFAT) worked tirelessly in their pursuit of Steve C. Hyatt. The PNWFAT is a U.S. Marshals-sponsored partnership comprised of investigators from the King County Sheriff’s Office, Seattle Police Department, Social Security Administration Office of the Inspector General, Washington State Department of Corrections, and the U.S. Marshals Service. The Task Force was formed to concentrate apprehension efforts to remove federal, state and local fugitives from the streets. The Task Force objective is to disrupt illegal gang, gun and drug activity in the Pacific Northwest and to reduce the amount of violence in the region.
Hyatt, 33, is currently being held in the San Diego County Jail awaiting extradition proceedings.

Thanks to artman1951 for the tip!