Update: The man was arrested Tuesday afternoon at a home in Olympia on a felony warrant from the state’s Department of Corrections. Washington State Patrol spokesman Kyle Moore said a state worker recognized the man based on the description given and told troopers where to find him.
Washington State Patrol troopers are looking for a man who fled from his vehicle at Marathon Park in Olympia on Tuesday morning, a spokesman said.
About 5 a.m., a trooper went to check on a van parked in the lot. The park closes at 7 p.m. and reopens at 7 a.m. during the winter.
But as the trooper approached the van, a man jumped out and ran from the park toward the Capitol Campus powerhouse, spokesman Kyle Moore said.
Troopers and officers from Olympia Police Department searched but did not find him.
The man is described as white, 5 feet 10 inches tall and was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt, black sweatpants and a cap.