Seattle police arrested a man who was in crisis Wednesday morning after he crashed a car into a Georgetown business and caused a large fire, authorities said.
Multiple people reported the incident in the 700 block of South Michigan Street around 6:37 a.m., the Seattle Police Department said in a blotter item. Witnesses told police the man exited the car and was running in and out of traffic as he cut himself with a knife.
Responding officers briefly chased the 49-year-old man and took him into custody in the 500 block of South Michigan Street, police said.
He was treated at the scene and taken to Harborview Medical Center in stable condition, the Seattle Fire Department said.
The fire was extinguished by 7:11 a.m., the department said on Twitter. The building was empty at the time of the incident.
The man was suspected of being under the influence of narcotics and was investigated for a DUI, police said. He was also arrested on investigation of property damage, obstruction and hit-and-run, and will be booked into the King County Jail when released from the hospital.
All lanes of South Michigan Street from Fourth Avenue to Corson Avenue South were closed after the collision. The road was fully reopened shortly before 9 a.m., according to the Seattle Department of Transportation.