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The Today File

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October 21, 2014 at 10:09 PM

Man arrested after he refuses to exit UPS truck, threatens driver

Seattle police arrested an apparently intoxicated man after he threatened to shoot a UPS delivery driver who was trying to get him out of her truck in North Seattle Tuesday morning, police said.

A UPS driver was walking back to her truck after stopping at a business in the 12000 block of Aurora Avenue North when she found a man sitting in the driver’s seat shortly before 11 a.m., according to the Seattle Police Department.

The man, apparently under the influence of narcotics, was shaking the truck’s steering wheel, even though the driver was carrying the truck’s keys.

The driver tried to escort the man out of the truck, but he swung at her multiple times, striking her in the forearm. He then threatened to shoot her with a gun, which the driver had seen in one of his bags.

Officers responded to the scene and grabbed the gun from the man’s backpack, then took him into custody.

The man, 32, was also carrying a second gun, burglar’s tools and a small safe, according to the police department. He was booked into the King County Jail on suspicion of robbery, assault and harassment.

 

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