Man running from police impales arm on spiked metal fence

Mar 11, 2015 12:14 PM by News Staff

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Sacramento authorities say a man fleeing from police officers serving a felony warrant had to be rescued by a fire crew after he impaled himself on a spiked fence.

Sacramento police spokesman Officer Justin Brown tells the Sacramento Bee police were trying to serve a warrant to the suspect on Tuesday when he fled, climbing over fences at an apartment complex. As he climbed over a spiked metal fence, his right arm was impaled.

Fire Department Spokesman Roberto Padilla says that firefighters cut a portion of the fence to free the man and took him, still impaled, to an area hospital for treatment.

Brown says the 51-year-old man had mild to moderate injuries to his arm.

Once he receives medical clearance, he will be booked into jail.


Information from: The Sacramento Bee

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