Police arrest man for threatening to kill an officer

February 28, 2013

By Staff

Issaquah police arrested a 44-year-old Issaquah man Wednesday for threatening to shoot and kill a police officer.

The arrest stemmed from an incident Feb. 24, when Issaquah police stopped the man for a minor traffic violation. The man became enraged and yelled at the officer, claiming he had a 9 mm handgun with him.

The officer handcuffed the man as a precaution, and discovered a loaded 9 mm handgun in his waistband. The man had a concealed pistol license, so his handgun was returned before he was released with a warning.

Several minutes later, the same man was inside Fred Meyer, 6100 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway, where another police officer was in the store for an unrelated reason. The man then told people inside the store he was going to “shoot the cop” and “tell them I’m going to kill the cops.” The man left the store before police could locate him.

Officers located the man three days later, driving on Northwest Gilman Boulevard. He was stopped and arrested.

Police located a loaded 9 mm handgun, believed to be the same gun he was carrying earlier in the week. The man was booked into the King County Jail, and is being held in lieu of $200,000 bail, for felony harassment.

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