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Major backups on I-205 in Washington due to standoff involving driver of commercial vehicle

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Interstate 205 is experiencing serious backups as a result of a police standoff with the driver of a stolen commercial vehicle. 

The backups are at mile marker 30 and Exit 30 near State Route 500 on Interstate 205 in Vancouver, Washington on Monday, June 10th. Authorities have also blocked off the Mill Plain ramps near the Mill Plain Overpass. 

According to KOIN News, the incident began in Portland, Oregon when a man stole a commercial vehicle and was pursued by police. Officers deployed spikes but were unsuccessful in stopping the tractor trailer thief. 

The man in the semi truck then crossed the Columbia River into Washington and struck multiple cars before the rig was finally pulled over. Police created a barricade off of I-205 and the suspect was reportedly exhibiting aggressive behavior. 

As of 1:40 p.m., the suspect and one passenger inside of the semi truck were taken into custody.

“There’s no estimate on when lanes will reopen. Expect long delays and use an alternate route,” Washington State Department of Transportation said in a statement. No further information has been released.

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