Wanted man hides in attic, falls through ceiling in Spanaway

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Authorities say a 47-year-old man wanted on an arrest warrant for a probation violation fell through a ceiling while trying to hide in an attic space.

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department said Friday that the man was booked into the Pierce County Jail on the warrant and for investigation of assaulting a police dog and other charges.

Authorities went to a home in Spanaway Wednesday where they eventually discovered the man hiding under insulation in the attic. Officers went into the attic and put him in handcuffs.

At some point the ceiling buckled under the weight of the people and the man fell through drywall to the room below.

The department says the man wasn’t injured in the fall because a deputy noticed the ceiling buckling and threw couch cushions underneath the area.