Police capture man armed with swordThe investigation at the store showed that the suspect had been following a female employee of Starbucks
Edmonds Police units were sent to the Starbucks store located in the 21900 block of Hwy 99 for an unruly customer around 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17.
As officers were responding to the store they were informed that the person was armed with a sword and was being confrontational with employees.
An officer observed the suspect as he pulled into the parking lot.
The officer gave the suspect commands to stop however he got into his car and fled the parking lot heading out onto 220th St SW. The officer advised he was in pursuit of the suspect as the vehicle continued north onto 76th Ave W.
The officer taking note of the suspects speed, 95+MPH and running red lights called off the pursuit and advised surrounding agencies of the last known location of the suspect.
Lynnwood Police shortly afterwards received calls of a recklessly driven vehicle, which was the same suspect.
The investigation at the store showed that the suspect had been following a female employee of Starbucks. The victim, a 22-year-old Edmonds resident and the suspect had a common class at a community college.
The suspect found where the victim worked and frequently showed up there leaving gifts for the victim. The suspect showed up again at the victim’s work and when told to leave became angry and confrontational.
He returned back inside the store after being told to leave, having armed himself with a sword. During the confrontation the suspect did not apparently threaten anyone directly with the sword but did make an attempt to once again reach the female employee, before fleeing the scene in his car.
Investigating officers asked the Snohomish County Sheriff’s office to be on the lookout for the suspect and his vehicle at his address in the 14800 block of 29th Ave W in unincorporated Lynnwood.
At 7:45 p.m., Sheriff’s deputies spotted the suspect in his vehicle at the address. The deputies attempted to contact him but he refused to exit his vehicle.
Edmonds Police officers responded to the address including a K9 officer. The suspect refused several request to exit his vehicle.
The Edmonds officers used a less lethal SAGE round to break out the rear window, at which time the suspect exited his vehicle and was taken into custody.
The 30-year-old unincorporated Lynnwood resident was booked into the Snohomish County Jail on Burglary 1 and Attempting to Elude charges.