Alleged pointing of pellet gun results in arrest

LAKE STEVENS — An Everett man who allegedly pointed a pellet gun toward cars in Lake Stevens on Tuesday found himself surrounded by police armed with real guns.

Lake Stevens police were called to the intersection at 91st Avenue and Market Place late Tuesday morning after several reports of a man with a gun.

Witnesses said a man in a blue bandana was pointing his weapon at traffic, according to court papers.

The suspect, 37, later was spotted on top of an elevated sewer cover with what appeared to be a short- barrelled automatic gun, police wrote in court papers.

With their guns drawn, police ordered him to drop his weapon.

The man said he was playing a game with five other people with “airsoft” pellet guns. Police found no one who could confirm his account.

The replica gun looked “very realistic,” police said.

One witness said the man appeared to be “a little deranged and unstable,” court papers said.

Another witness said the man pulled a gun from his backpack and acted as though he was loading a bullet into the chamber while looking at him as he walked by. The suspect then allegedly made a comment about blacks. The witness, who is black, said he was “scared and nervous” for his safety.

The suspect was arrested for investigation of malicious harassment, unlawful display of a dangerous weapon and disorderly conduct. He also was picked up on a forgery warrant.

Eric Stevick: 425-339-3446; stevick@heraldnet.com.

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