Man arrested in Lynnwood after struggle with officer

LYNNWOOD — A Seattle man was arrested for investigation of assault after allegedly eyeing a Lynnwood police officer’s gun and wrestling him to the ground while resisting arrest Wednesday morning.

The officer reported a sore neck and elbow.

The suspect, 31, was described as “highly unstable” in court papers. He was believed to have used methamphetamine before police were called to the Lynnwood Recreation Center. The man was reportedly screaming while sitting shirtless on top of a large rock around 7:30 a.m.

The officer reported that he pushed the man back to create a safe distance. When he tried to grab the suspect to bring him to the ground or to place him in handcuffs, the man allegedly wrapped his right arm around the officer’s neck. The officer said he feared he was losing consciousness.

With assistance from others, the officer was able to get to his electronic stun gun, which got the suspect to release his grip.

The man ran off and was caught a few blocks away, according to a police report.

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