September 6, 2013 at 3:55 PM
Machete-wielding man arrested in Lake City
Seattle police arrested a 53-year-old man on Friday after receiving 911 calls about his allegedly threatening behavior around the Lake City neighborhood.
Police said they were called to the a dollar store on Lake City Way around 11 a.m. for reports of the man ”growling, performing martial arts moves and brandishing a machete.” Just before officers arrived, they were told that the man had put his weapon away and was gone.
Officers searched the neighborhood for him, but it wasn’t until after 2 p.m that they were directed to him by a woman who said he had pointed his machete at her. The woman described the man as being “wild-eyed,” police said.
Officers found the man and his machete near Northeast 125th Street and Lake City Way. The man will be booked into the King County Jail for a weapons violation, police said.
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