MARYSVILLE, Wash. — Police say a man threw rocks at a semi-truck on Interstate 5, ran across the freeway, and pulled a knife on a police officer before he was arrested.

Marysville police Cmdr. Mark Thomas says the man was throwing rocks Friday afternoon and hit the truck’s windshield. The driver wasn’t hurt.

The Everett Daily Herald reports a state Department of Transportation worker stopped traffic so police could race after the man, who crossed three lanes of freeway.

I-5 was shut down in both directions while the suspect was taken into custody.

Police say during the chase, the man pulled a knife on the officer.

The 53-year-old man suffered a minor bite from a police dog.

He was booked into the Snohomish County Jail on assault, malicious mischief and reckless endangerment charges.

Information from: The Daily Herald,

Author photo
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.