By Larry Gordon
11:10 PM PST, February 21, 2014
A three-week-long manhunt across the West ended in Portland, Oregon on Friday evening with the arrest of a man who allegedly assaulted a woman and escaped from a police facility in Montana, officials said.
The fugitive, Kevin Anthony Briggs, 28, is believed to have spent part of that time hiding out in northern California, authorities said.
Briggs was originally arrested in Bozeman, Montana on Feb. 1, but escaped from a police interview room there, authorities said. A manhunt for him was launched and he was described as armed, dangerous and possibly suicidal.
Already on probation for previous charges of illegal sexual intercourse and kidnapping, Briggs faces new charges of aggravated assault, attempted sexual intercourse on a woman and assault on a police officer.
Briggs is a former college student studying chemical engineering.
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