Law officers, as well as two police helicopters, on Tuesday afternoon were searching the area where the motorcycle was abandoned near the 2700 block of 116th Street NE west of Marysville.
During the search, which started around 1:30 p.m, two deputies were stung several times after they disturbed a nest of bees or hornets, Snohomish County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Shari Ireton said. The search was suspended about four hours later.
The suspect was described as a white man about 6 feet tall who had brown hair and was wearing a dirty T-shirt.
Both deputies were treated by medics at the scene.
More Local News Headlines
Last stop for the circus elephants in Everett Activists pitch plan to divide Everett into districts Complaints say that commerce officials helped PUD score a grant Faith Calendar You can register to vote at Snohomish High on Saturday Comment on the Everett Smelter cleanup Have coffee with a Lynnwood cop Edmonds woman scammed on dating site recovers $22,000
Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.