Man arrested after assault at district court in Monroe

MONROE — A man who reportedly assaulted Evergreen District Court staff and ran from his court hearing Wednesday night was arrested just 30 minutes later nearby.

The commotion started about 6 p.m. at the court at the corner of U.S. 2 and 179th Avenue SE.

The man, 24, was before a judge in some kind of criminal-case hearing, Snohomish County sheriff’s spokeswoman Shari Ireton said.

The man allegedly assaulted a security officer and then ran into the Evergreen State Fairgrounds.

Sheriff’s deputies, Monroe police and Washington State Patrol troopers converged on scene to find him.

The man was arrested about 6:30 p.m. and taken back to the court, Ireton said. He was expected to be taken to Snohomish County Jail.

No serious injuries were reported. Additional details weren’t immediately available.

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