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Iowa man accused of trying to ram police car with forklift

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COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) -- A Council Bluffs man is behind bars after police say he stole a forklift and tried to ram a police cruiser with it during a low-speed chase.
  
Police tell the Daily Nonpareil reports that 39-year-old Michael Burgess was allegedly involved in a hit-and-run crash Friday in Council Bluffs while driving the forklift.
  
Police say Burgess later tried to ram a police cruiser twice as an officer tried to stop him. He was soon surrounded and arrested.
  
Police say the forklift had been stolen from a lumberyard.
  
Burgess is being held on suspicion of first-degree theft, assault on a police officer with a dangerous weapon and leaving the scene of an accident. He remained in the Pottawattamie County Jail on Saturday and could not be reached for comment.

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