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Man arrested after stolen truck crashed at naval base

March 12, 2019

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — Police say a Washington state man crashed a stolen truck at the entrance of a naval base where he was seeking refuge from bombs he believed were in the truck and at his home.

The Kitsap Sun reports that 40-year-old Joshua John Johannessen was charged with one count of first-degree robbery following the accident Friday at Naval Base Kisap-Bangor about 78 miles (126 km) northwest of Seattle.

Police say Johannessen resisted arrest and appeared to be under the influence of a stimulant and suffering mental distress. A knife was found in the vehicle but no explosives were located.

Police say a security camera recorded the truck’s theft at knifepoint from a woman at a gas station earlier in the day.

A five-year-old girl with Johannessen was taken into protective custody.

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Information from: Kitsap Sun, http://www.kitsapsun.com/