OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: Early Monday morning Pullman officers responded to the 1400 block of Lost Trail Dr. for a report of a traffic accident. A resident in the area stepped outside to investigate the sounds of a motor vehicle collision and was confronted by an aggressive male who reportedly pointed a weapon at the resident who then fled inside their house and called 911.
Officers responded and found the suspect outside and a short foot pursuit ensued. The suspect slipped and an officer attempted to take the suspect into custody.
The suspect resisted and assaulted the officer and after a few moments the officer realized that the suspect had armed himself with a knife and a multi-tool. A second officer arrived and the suspect continued to assault both officers. After considerable effort and the arrival of a third officer the suspect was taken into custody and later transported by ambulance to Pullman Regional Hospital.
Officer Ryan McNannay sustained numerous superficial cuts as a result of the assault. McNannay also suffers from a one 2-inch cut wound in the chest area. The blade was stopped by a cell phone located in his breast pocket.
The suspect has not been positively identified and is being treated for non-life threatening injuries. He is currently under arrest at the Pullman Regional Hospital under guard for: Assault 1st degree, Hit & Run, DUI and Harassment.