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Man wanted for attempted murder arrested after police chase

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OMAHA (KPTM) – A Thursday afternoon police chase in Omaha ended with police arresting a man wanted for hitting an officer with a stolen car in Council Bluffs.

Sgt. Dave Dawson with Council Bluffs Police Department said on June 25 during a different police chase, 24-year-old Andrew M. Brown tried to hit several officers with the stolen car he was driving. One officer was hit.

"He flew up in the air and ended up against one of the poles there," Dawson said. "Then ended up in the ditch."

Brown was wanted on charges of attempted murder, assault on a police officer and theft. CBPD issued a warrant for his arrest on Wednesday.

On Thursday, officers spotted Brown and began to pursue him. Police said Brown sped through numerous lights and stop signs. Nearly a half an hour later, they said Brown got out the car and started to run away.

He kicked open a home's front door near 33rd and 17th streets. The homeowner kicked Brown out his house.

Dan Jensen, who lived next door, described to reporter Leah Uko what he witnessed.

"A young man was coming out of underneath their porch, went over the fence, over the garage or their fence, went over the other fence and over that garage."

Officers found Brown hiding under a deck. Brown was taken into custody near 16th and B streets.

In addition to the warrant, Brown was booked into Douglas County corrections on numerous counts.



OMAHA (KPTM)- Around 2:20 p.m. Thursday afternoon, Omaha police caught 24-year-old Andrew Brown near 16th and Deer Park Boulevard.

The police chase lasted a little under a half-an-hour. 

Brown was wanted on attempted murder charges, after police said he tried to hit Council bluffs officers with a stolen car.

Fox 42 has a crew on the way-and will provide updates.


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