Man wanted in cop attack, escape apprehended

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police say a man wanted for allegedly striking a Portland police officer while driving a stolen pickup and then escaping custody has been apprehended in Southeast Portland. David Dahlen had been on the run nearly a week. He escaped a holding cell on the Portland Police Bureau’s detective floor in the downtown Multnomah County Justice Center, and exited through a stairwell door last Saturday. Portland police said members of the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force found him inside a car at Lents Park early Friday, tried to block the car, but the driver was able to pull away. Portland officers put down spike strips, deflating its tires. Police say Dahlen was arrested after the driver lost control and hit a retaining wall and power pole.