Car Into House Ruptures Gas Line - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Car Into House Ruptures Gas Line

SPOKANE, Wash. - A car into a home ruptured a gas line in the 3900 block of E. Marietta Ave. It happened about 7:30 PM Thursday evening. Police tell us the driver panicked after driving by a bicyclist who made a gesture that looked like he was pulling a gun. The driver then hit the gas, crashing into the home, breaking the gas line. It took crews about ten minutes to turn the gas off. In that time, about eight area homes were evacuated. Everyone has now been allowed back in.

After further investigation, it turns out the man on the bicycle is the father of the driver that crashed into the. The bicyclist also has two court orders against him from the residents of the house the driver crashed into.

Spokane police are now looking for the man on the bicycle. They tell us he is a 32-year-old white male and that he could possible be armed. They are not yet releasing his name.

There were no injuries in this incident. There is minor damage to both the home and the car.

Marietta Ave. at Julia St. was closed for some time Thursday evening as crews worked to process the crash.

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