Two men were arrested Thursday morning in connection with the attempted shooting of a Washington State Patrol trooper earlier this week, according to the state patrol.
The men — an 18-year-old Mabton resident and a 39-year-old Grandview resident — were taken into custody without incident in Adams County by members of the state patrol’s SWAT team, police said.
On Monday, a trooper attempted to pull over a car for speeding, but the driver fled and led police on a chase that topped 100 mph, police said. The driver then parked at a residence in Grandview and the two got out of the car and opened fire on the officer and his patrol car, police said.
The officer was not injured, according to police, but multiple shots struck the trooper’s car.
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The two then fled and disappeared into a vineyard, police said.
On Thursday, state police asked the public for help identifying the men, who were then at-large, and on Friday, they thanked “the public for providing information that was essential in capturing these two armed and dangerous men.”
The two men were booked into the Yakima County Jail on investigation of first-degree assault, unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a stolen firearm and drug charges.