Portland police are looking for a fugitive suspect after the city built a damaged police cruiser Friday morning.

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In a statement sent Saturday, Portland police said a man driving a tractor-trailer crashed into the city’s Health and Human Services building and several cars.

PORTLAND, Maine – An investigation is underway to identify the person who crashed in the city of Portland Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Buildinga parked car and an unmarked Maine State Police car before leaving early Friday morning, according to a statement from the Portland Police Department.

In the press release, Portland Police Department Acting Police Chief F. Heath Gorham said a man driving a tractor-trailer attempted to drive into the parking lot of the DHHS building at 39 Forest Ave. around 7:55 a.m. Friday when he allegedly hit a car which caused him to collide with another car. The statement said the man then crashed into the building. As he was backing up, he also hit an unmarked Maine State Police car.

Gorham added that a person of interest has been identified, but no arrests have been made.

The building suffered minor damage while the trailer was badly damaged. The statement adds that the tractor and trailer involved in the crash were recovered from separate locations outside of Portland by Maine State Police.

The department also received video of the accident to help further the investigation.

Portland Police are asking anyone with information to call 207-874-8575.


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