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UPDATED: Person who allegedly made threats that locked down two Federal Way schools in custody

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on April 11, 2013 at 10:04 am |
April 11, 2013 11:11 am

UPDATE as of 10:32 a.m.: Police said an 18-year-old man threatened a pedestrian with a gun this morning, prompting lockdowns at three nearby Federal Way schools.

The victim, a 19-year-old man, was walking in the 2600 block of Southwest 327th Street about 9:45 a.m. when a man pulled up in a car, flashed a gun and threatened him.

Police spokeswoman Cathy Schrock said the men don’t know each other and it’s unclear why he threatened the victim.

The victim gave officers the suspect’s license plate number and police tracked him to his home, where he briefly escaped out the back before a detective arrested him on suspicion of felony threats with a weapon.

The man has at least one prior offense with a weapon, police said.

During the incident, Decatur High School, Olympic View Elementary and Twin Lakes Elementary were placed in temporary lockdown.

INITIAL POST: Two Federal Way schools are in lockdown because of a “threats with weapon call” in the area, police said at 10 a.m.

Decatur High School, 2800 S.W. 320th St., and Olympic View Elementary, 2626 SW 327th St, are the affected schools.

We will update this post when there is more information.



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