Naked man in custody after crashing truck into gate, fleeing into marsh

Suspect set off brief manhunt in northwest Miami-Dade County, police say

By Tim Swift - Local10.com Digital Editor

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. - A naked man was taken into custody Tuesday after Miami-Dade County police said he crashed his truck into the gate of a water and sewer facility and then fled into a marshy area.

Detective Christopher Thomas, a spokesman for the Miami-Dade County Police Department, said officers responded around 3:30 p.m. to a report of an assault at a water and sewer facility in the 13600 block of Northwest 58th Street.

When officers arrived, they found that a white truck had crashed into the facility's front gate and then the driver bailed out of the vehicle. During the manhunt, police said the man was armed.

Sometime later, officers found the man naked in the wooded area around the water and sewer facility. The man, who was not identified, was airlifted to a local hospital. His condition was not disclosed.

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