Sword-wielding suspect has armed standoff with Kirkland Police before arrest

Police got involved after the the person allegedly made threats to condo complex employee.

On Aug. 31, at approximately 2:19 pm, Kirkland Police Department responded to reports of an armed individual threatening a worker at the Ridgewood Condos located in the 12500 block of NE 117th Place.

The suspect allegedly brandished a rifle and sword while threatening to kill the condo complex employee during a dispute. Police responded and attempted to contact the suspect who barricaded himself inside his unit. After an 80 minute standoff, the suspect eventually exited his condo and was arrested without incident.

With a search warrant, investigators subsequently seized the suspect’s firearm, sword and several other weapons. The suspect was booked into jail for felony harassment.

Kirkland Detectives applied for an Extreme Risk Protection Order which was granted by the court. While the ERPO is in place, the suspect is not eligible to possess firearms.