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Man Arrested After Ramming Portland Police Cruiser

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PORTLAND, Tenn. – A man deliberately rammed a Portland Police cruiser in an attempt to get officers to open fire, according to police.

Police said the man's family called police Thursday afternoon to report he wanted to end his life by suicide by cop because he was wanted on rape charges.

Officers located the man after he drove by the police station, and tried to stop him. He later turned around on Highway 52, and then rammed one of the police cruisers. His vehicle and the cruiser ended up in a ditch, and he got out of the car. He was taken into custody after again urging police to shoot him.

He was charged with attempted homicide.

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