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April 20, 2012 at 9:59 AM

Seattle police seize weapons in Eastlake raid

AR-15 rifles seized from Eastlake home Thursday night. (Seattle police photo)

AR-15 rifles seized from Eastlake home Thursday night. (Seattle police photo)

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Seattle police arrested eight people and confiscated two rifles and a smoke grenade last night during a weapons raid at an Eastlake home.

The home in the 2300 block of Minor Avenue East was targeted because police had learned an armed fugitive may be living there, according to police. Using a flash-bang grenade, officers stormed the house and arrested the eight suspects.

One of the suspects, a 27-year-old man, was wanted on an outstanding federal fugitive warrant as well as local charges, police said. The man’s 33-year-old brother was also wanted on warrants.

During a search of the home, detectives found two AR-15 rifles, one equipped with a military-style grenade launcher, police said.  A large smoke grenade and police scannersalso recovered from the residence.

Of the eight suspects arrested, six were interviewed and later released, according to police. The two brothers were booked into the King County Jail.

Our news partner KING-TV filed this report on the raid.

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