APPLETON WI Oct 25 2016- Police arrested a domestic violence suspect on Monday morning after the man fled from them and into St. Elizabeth Hospital.
The 27-year-old man, who was not named in the release, was seen about 11:45 a.m. in the area of the 1000 block of South East Street in Appleton, drawing police, according to a statement from the Appleton Police Department.
The man initially went into a shared basement of an apartment building, where he lives. He was able to get out of the building and drive off in an acquaintance's car while officers waited for backup. An officer followed him, but when the officer tried to stop the car, the man pulled into a parking lot at the hospital at 1506 S. Oneida St.
He ran into the hospital and through "several areas" of the facility, police said.
Hospital security staff assisted officers and eventually found the man locked in a bathroom at the hospital after looking for him for about 10 minutes. Security staff unlocked the bathroom door, Appleton Police Capt. Todd Freeman said. The man was not armed.
The suspect will be booked into jail on several charges related to both the domestic violence incident, which happened on Friday, and the Monday chase, police said.
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