Saturday, October 7, 2017

High Speed Chase Started at Joint Base Lewis McChord

Police: Wash. man who threatened 'Vegas-style assault' was driving 120 mph

KATU 2 News
Bob Heye
October 6, 2017

Authorities also said Bleavins "was suicidal, had a head injury and PTSD," the acronym for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Bleavins is retired from the US Army.
KELSO, Wash. — Police say a Washington man who led police on a high-speed chase down Interstate 5 Wednesday and threatened a "Vegas-style assault" was driving in excess of 120 miles per hour. The chase began around 4 p.m. at Joint Base Lewis-McChord military installation south of Tacoma and ended near Kelso.

According to court documents, military police at the base said 35-year-old Christopher Bleavins was "threatening a Vegas style assault" when he fled, almost hitting officers on his way out.

Cowlitz County Sheriff's deputies picked up the chase as it headed south on I-5 near Kelso, Bleavins' car dodging in and out of freeway traffic, sometimes slamming on its breaks in front of other drivers then speeding off again, according to authorities.
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