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UPDATE: Salem police identify man injured during arrest attempt

Salem police Wednesday night identified the man they say was injured as police tried to arrest him in northeast Salem Tuesday afternoon.

The Salem Police Department’s updated statement identified the man injured as 29-year-old Daniel Aniceto Garcia, but again provided few details about the incident.

The agency said it wouldn’t address emailed questions from Salem Reporter Wednesday about how police first came into contact with Garcia or how he was injured. Salem police also didn’t respond to a question about the department’s use of force policy.

The incident began when a patrol officer spotted Garcia near the intersection of Northeast 16th Street and Northeast Nebraska Street. Police attempted to arrest him “on a statewide felony warrant” for a probation violation on a prior charge of domestic assault, the department said in its statement. “Additionally, officers have probable cause to arrest Garcia on first-degree burglary charges in three separate cases.”

Salem police wrote in their statement that the incident did not involve the use of deadly physical force, but the department requested the Oregon State Police assist with the investigation “due to the severity of injuries Garcia sustained.”

Garcia fled on foot and was injured  “during the subsequent attempt to arrest him,” the department said.

The incident did not involve gunfire, the department said in a separate statement Tuesday.

Paramedics arrived and transported Garcia to Salem Hospital, where he was being treated Tuesday evening. The department said no information about Garcia’s condition was available for release.

Contact reporter Rachel Alexander: [email protected] or 503-575-1241.

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Rachel Alexander is Salem Reporter’s managing editor. She joined Salem Reporter when it was founded in 2018 and covers city news, education, nonprofits and a little bit of everything else. She’s been a journalist in Oregon and Washington for a decade. Outside of work, she’s a skater and board member with Salem’s Cherry City Roller Derby and can often be found with her nose buried in a book.