PPB: Attempted murder suspect escapes custody

David Michael Dahlen II

A man accused of trying to kill a Portland police officer last month escaped police custody after a holding room door didn't fully latch when it was closed, according to authorities.

David Dahlen, 24, escaped custody at Portland Police Bureau's Central Precinct on Saturday night and is still at large after he allegedly rammed a police officer's patrol car with a stolen pickup truck on Christmas Eve in Southeast Portland. The officer in the car, Officer Jennifer Pierce, is still recovering from injuries.