Suspect arrested after brandishing a firearm at passerbys
This morning, Tukwila officers responded to the report of a male brandishing a firearm at random passersbys in the vicinity of S 144th St and Tukwila International Blvd. The suspect fled on foot and was not located. Probable cause for his arrest was established at this time.
At around 1:30PM, an officer was flagged down in the vicinity of S 144th St and Tukwila International Blvd by witnesses who stated that a male matching the description of the earlier suspect had just been brandishing a firearm.
A 25-year-old male from SeaTac matching the suspect description was located by officers nearby in the 3600 blk S 144th St. As officers approached, he began walking away from them into a nearby park. While doing so, he threw a firearm into some nearby vegetation. He was detained without incident. The firearm was recovered along with a loaded pistol magazine.
The suspect is known to officers from multiple prior encounters with law enforcement including arrests for possession of a firearm. He is also a convicted felon that is unable to possess firearms. He was taken into custody on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.