Updated 3:52 PM: King County Sheriff’s Office has taken him into custody. At 3:22 pm today, the subject was spotted in a nearby neighborhood. He was taken into custody without further incident after a brief foot chase. The subject will likely be booked into the King County Jail after being medically evaluated.
According to the Snoqualmie Police Department, at about 9:20 am on November 10th, officers responded to assist KCSO in the 13800 block of 436th Ave SE in unincorporated North Bend for a domestic violence call between a father and son at an adult family home. The son was armed with a crowbar.
The officers in North Bend were told one male was on the roof and a fire may have been started. They arrived on location and blocked traffic on 436th Ave SE at SE 136th and I90 for the fire response.
When the officers got to the house, Eastside Fire & Rescue was on the scene, and an active fire was burning inside. In addition to Eastside Fire & Rescue (EF&R), the Snoqualmie Fire Department, the King County Sheriff’s Department (KCSO), and other nearby agencies also responded. All occupants were safely evacuated from the building.
Officers assisted with a search of the immediate area and a later K9 track for the suspect. Riverbend residents reportedly saw a young man swimming in the river, in yards and running in the neighborhood. KCSO also called Guardian 1 to assist. The suspect was not apprehended at that time.
The I-90 westbound off-ramp to 436th Ave SE (MP 32) was blocked for about an hour while the incident was investigated. KCSO and Snoqualmie PD are said to have a call history at the house for crisis intervention responses.
When Living Snoqualmie contacted the Sheriff’s Media Relations Officer, we were told, “This is an active incident and investigation, and we cannot provide details until it is resolved in the short term.”
This story will be updated as information becomes available.
[Featured Image Photo Credit: Eastside Fire & Rescue Twitter]