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Man impaled on spiked fence during northern Sacramento pursuit

A short from a video provided by the Sacramento Fire Department shows the section of a fence that was removed to rescue a man who became impaled as he fled police Tuesday morning.
A short from a video provided by the Sacramento Fire Department shows the section of a fence that was removed to rescue a man who became impaled as he fled police Tuesday morning. Credit @sacfirepio

A man who fled from Sacramento police officers serving a felony warrant Tuesday morning had to be rescued by a Sacramento fire crew after he impaled himself on a spiked fence.

Sacramento police spokesman Officer Justin Brown said officers were attempting to serve the warrant in the 300 block of Mosby Avenue in north Sacramento just west of Del Paso Heights about 11 a.m. when the suspect fled, climbing over fences at an apartment complex. As he climbed over a spiked metal fence, his right arm was impaled.

To free the man, firefighters cut a portion of the fence and took the man, still impaled, to an area hospital for treatment, said Roberto Padilla, Fire Department spokesman.

Brown said the 51-year-old man had mild to moderate injuries to his arm. Once he receives medical clearance, he will be booked into jail, Brown said.

Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.

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