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Burien man arrested after allegedly firing shotgun at passing cars

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on March 23, 2010 at 11:47 am |
March 23, 2010 11:48 am

King County sheriff’s deputies arrested a 54-year-old Burien man this morning after he allegedly fired at least one shotgun round at passing cars.

No injuries were reported and it appears no cars were struck, the Sheriff’s Office reported.

Deputies were alerted to the activity about 5 a.m. today. A driver called 911 to report that someone had pointed a gun at him as he passed through the intersection of South 128th and First Avenue South, the Sheriff’s Office reported.

Deputies and Burien police officers arrived at the intersection. They found a man holding what appeared to be a long-barreled gun.

“Before the officers could act, cars drove by and they heard the suspect fire a round in the direction of the passing cars,” a press release states.

Officers shut down First Avenue South and approached the man. He complied with orders to drop the gun.

Officers took the man into custody and took his 12-gauge shotgun. The man was booked into King County Jail on suspicion of assault.

The man did not tell deputies why he was wielding a gun at the intersection.

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