Snohomish police arrest Kirkland assault suspect, subject of SWAT response
June 12, 2012 · Updated 5:23 PM
Snohomish County deputies arrested a man involved in an altercation on Monday in which he struck another man with a pistol outside of a Kirkland residence.
The suspect, who is known to the victim, struck the victim in the head with a firearm, which discharged without striking anyone, according to Kirkland police.
Police obtained an arrest and search warrant for the suspect and residence in the 13300 block of 105th Ave. N.E. A SWAT team surrounded the home all day Monday where police believed the suspect was still inside the location, possibly hiding in a crawl space. The out-buildings and residence were later searched and cleared.
Additional information came in suggesting the suspect may have been at a second location out of the city. The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office was contacted and provided the information on the second location.
Snohomish County deputies were able to locate the suspect at this second location and take him into custody without issue on Monday. The suspect has prior felony convictions and faces Assault II charges.