Local Briefly: Everett High locked down after gun shown

EVERETT — Everett High School was locked down for about 15 minutes Tuesday morning while police arrested a man near the school who they said pointed a gun out of his car.

About 8:10 a.m., police arrested a 19-year-old Everett man who allegedly pointed a pistollike BB gun out the window of his car near the intersection of Hoyt and Pacific avenues, Everett police Sgt. Robert Goetz said. A witness behind the man’s car called police with a description of the car and the license plate number.

Officers stopped the car in the 2500 block of Rockefeller Avenue about two blocks from the high school, Goetz said. Officials decided to lock down the school until the four people in the car could be detained.

There was no threat to the school, staff or students during the arrest, Goetz said.

The man was booked into the Snohomish County Jail for investigation of unlawful display of a weapon to intimidate another.

Both Mariner High School and Voyager Middle School also were locked down Tuesday afternoon while Snohomish County sheriff deputies chased a suspect, officials said.

The lockdown was called about 2:20 p.m. and ended when the suspect was arrested around 3 p.m. The lockdown only affected after-school programs as most Mariner students had been dismissed for the day.

Seattle: Monroe man arrested in Ferrari

A Monroe man was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after Washington State Patrol troopers pulled him over in a Ferrari, officials said.

Troopers spotted the erratically driven Italian sports car Friday crossing the Highway 520 bridge from Bellevue to Seattle at high rates of speed, said trooper Jeff Merrill, a patrol spokesman.

The Monroe man, 35, was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and reckless driving, Merrill said.

The car’s owner, a Woodinville man riding in the passenger’s seat, also appeared drunk, Merrill said. He didn’t want troopers to impound his car, which retails for as much as $200,000.

The man told troopers he would wait for a tow truck but after deciding troopers had left, allegedly got behind the wheel and started to drive off.

Troopers in a State Patrol aircraft saw the man leave and he was stopped again. This time he was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and obstructing a police officer, Merrill said. The Ferrari was impounded.

Edmonds: Kids create fireball

Kids playing with gasoline and an aerosol can Tuesday created an explosion and fireball in a backyard fire pit, officials said.

No one was hurt and the fire didn’t spread, Edmonds Fire Department Fire Marshal John Westfall said.

The blast set off car alarms around 11:35 a.m. in the 6800 block of 157th Street SW, he said. Crews quickly put out the small blaze.

The boy responsible was turned over to his mother, Westfall said.

While no one was hurt, the incident could have been much worse, he said.

“It’s Halloween, and fire play just doesn’t fit with Halloween fun,” he said.

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