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Arizona authorities arrest man after he rams patrol vehicle

PHOENIX — A man is in custody, accused of ramming an Arizona
Department of Public Safety patrol car.

DPS officials alleged that 26-year-old Angel Antonio Flores-Tirado was on his
way to deliver supplies to members of a drug cartel at a rest stop near Casa

A DPS Highway Patrol officer stopped Flores-Tirado about 3 a.m. Monday on
Interstate 10 in west Phoenix.

Authorities said Flores-Tirado put his pickup truck in reverse, rammed the
patrol car and fled the scene. He was later arrested.

DPS said Flores-Tirado’s truck was loaded with survival gear, food, beverages,
multiple pairs of walking shoes and camouflage jackets, batteries and cell
phones and a loaded 9mm glock handgun and ammunition.

Flores-Tirado is being held on suspicion of aggravated assault on police
officer and other charges.


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