Murder suspect arrested in Fairfax Co. after ramming into police during pursuit, authorities say

A man wanted on murder charges in Columbus, Ohio, was arrested in Fairfax County, Virginia, on Monday night after police said he fled from a traffic stop and struck multiple police vehicles before authorities took him into custody.

The suspect, identified as 36-year-old Columbus resident Ryan Polk, and multiple police officers sustained minor injuries during the arrest, Fairfax County police said.

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At around 6:05 p.m., officers from the U.S. Marshals and Fairfax County Fugitive Tracking and Apprehension Unit found Polk and tried to pull him over as he was driving, police told WTOP.

Polk tried to flee, authorities said, striking multiple police vehicles before being apprehended in Springfield.

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Thomas Robertson

Thomas Robertson is an Associate Producer and Web Writer/Editor at WTOP. After graduating in 2019 from James Madison University, Thomas moved away from Virginia for the first time in his life to cover the local government beat for a small daily newspaper in Zanesville, Ohio.

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