On the evening of Feb. 27, 2013, Issaquah police arrested a 44-year-old Issaquah man for threatening to shoot and kill a police officer.
The arrest stemmed from an incident that occurred on Feb. 24, when the man was stopped by Issaquah police for a minor traffic violation. The man became enraged and yelled at the officer, claiming he had a 9 millimeter handgun with him. The officer handcuffed the man for precautionary reasons, and discovered a loaded 9 mm handgun in his waistband. The man also had a Concealed Pistol License, so his handgun was returned before he was released with a warning.
Several minutes later, the same man was inside the Fred Meyer on East Lake Sammamish Parkway, where there happened to be another police officer in the store for an unrelated reason. The man then told people inside the store he was going to “shoot the cop” and “tell them I’m going to kill the cops.” The man left the store before police could locate him.
Police located the man three days later driving on Northwest Gilman Boulevard, where he was stopped and arrested.
At the time of his arrest, police located a loaded 9 mm handgun, which is believed to be the same gun he was carrying earlier in the week. The man was booked into the King County Jail, and is currently being held on $200,000 bail for felony harassment.
Questions can be directed to Commander Stan Conrad or Detective Sergeant Kevin Nash of the Issaquah Police Department at 425-837-3200.