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Man Captured After Snohomish County, Wash. Manhunt

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File photo of crime scene tape near a home. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

File photo of crime scene tape near a home. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

CLEARVIEW, Wash. (AP) — Snohomish County, Wash., sheriff’s officers have arrested a 22-year-old man after a pursuit that included a car chase, a foot chase, a climb up a tree and a few blasts from a fire hose.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Shari Ireton says a resident in the search area spotted Vincent Nutter on Friday night. When deputies responded, Nutter climbed 40 feet up a tree and refused to come down — until blasts of water from a fire hose changed his mind.

Ireton says Nutter was held on outstanding warrants and may face additional charges. She says he raced away from deputies Friday afternoon in a stolen car.

Officials said the man abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot into a wooded area of the county, initially eluding police dogs and a helicopter. A neighborhood lockdown was lifted about 6 p.m.

Officers say Nutter fled after they tried to arrest him on a warrant alleging he failed to show up for a court hearing. The Daily Herald of Everett says Nutter is a convicted felon who had been charged with unlawful gun possession and having methamphetamine.

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