Man with fake gun draws police response in Kirkland

Reports of a man with a gun at the Rite Aid along Northwest 132nd Street prompted a police response yesterday around 9:20 p.m.

Reports of a man with a gun at the Rite Aid along Northwest 132nd Street prompted a police response yesterday around 9:20 p.m.

Kirkland police said a 26-year-old man entered the store with shotgun hanging over his shoulder and locked himself in the bathroom.

Police began using a speaker system to communicate with the man who ended up walking out the front of the store around 11:15 p.m., more than an hour after the store was scheduled to close.

Police later discovered the shotgun was fake when the man was arrested on trespass and drug related charges. He was booked into Kirkland Jail.

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