The Snoqualmie Police Department reported that on November 2, 2016 at approximately 8:45PM, a Snoqualmie Police Officer serving North Bend responded to a noise complaint in the 400 block of SE North Bend Way. The officer contacted four male adults, who agreed to keep the noise down.
Then around 10PM, police responded to multiple 911 calls at the same location with reports of a male suspect armed with a handgun threatening the four subjects from the previous noise complaint. Arriving officers learned that the suspect had first displayed a handgun in his waistband before drawing it and pointing it at one person’s head.
According to KOMO News, the man was angry over the noise the group was making with a bullhorn and so pulled the gun.
The suspect subsequently returned to his apartment in the 400 block of SE North Bend Way. Police contained the scene and successfully removed a 24-year-old female, a 31-year-old female, and a 13-month-old child from the apartment, along with the handgun.
The Coalition of Small Police Agencies Special Operations Team was deployed and, after attempts to contact the suspect failed, entered the apartment at 3:45AM. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.
The 26–year-old North Bend resident was booked into the King County Jail on multiple counts of First Degree Assault and possession of a stolen firearm.
Snoqualmie Police stated the case is currently under investigation, with additional charges pending.