3 Arlington schools locked down during police search

ARLINGTON — Three Arlington public schools were placed in lockdown Tuesday while police searched for an assault suspect.

Arlington police went to the 1100 block of E. Fifth Street around 12:15 p.m. Tuesday.

A man, 34, reported that he was being assaulted by another man who allegedly threatened him with a shotgun before fleeing, Arlington police spokeswoman Kristin Banfield said. The suspect, 35, was arrested a block away a short time later.

The man wasn’t booked into jail, pending the completion of the investigation, Banfield said.

“We’re doing some additional investigation on this one and will forward the case to the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office for a charging decision,” Banfield said.

The shotgun was recovered.

Post Middle School, Eagle Creek Elementary School and Stillaguamish Valley School were placed in lockdown for about 20 minutes as a precaution.

More in Local News

A wobbly calf grows into a 1,800-pound Lake Stevens behemoth

A shaggy and sometimes cranky bison is the last of his herd. He lives amid encroaching suburbia.

Elderly couple escape serious injuries in crash with train

The driver drove down tracks instead of a road, hitting a slow-moving train near Stanwood.

Officials ID man shot and killed in apparent Everett robbery

Police believe the victim may have known the shooter, who drove away before the officers arrived.

Man, 60, in critical condition after Bothell crash

Police believe the driver may have been speeding when he hit a rock wall.

Missing Marysville woman found safe out of state

A Marysville senior who was reported missing in March has… Continue reading

FBI operation arrests 3 linked to exploitation of 32 women

The sting focused on Everett and other cities in Snohomish, King, Pierce, Skagit and Spokane counties.

Front Porch

EVENTS Seahawks event postponed A Toys for Tots Blue Friday fundraiser that… Continue reading

Man arrested in Monroe Walmart robbery; second suspect flees

The pair fled in a stolen Mitsubishi Lancer with a distinctive green spray paint job.

Dead boy’s ‘gentle giant’ uncle helped search, then confessed

Andrew Henckel, 19, of Texas, said he planned the drowning of Dayvid Pakko, 6. His bail is $1 million.

Most Read