EVERETT — Police have arrested a man who allegedly threatened an instructor with a knife Wednesday afternoon at Everett Community College.
No one was hurt in the incident, which happened shortly after 2 p.m. in Whitehorse Hall, EvCC spokeswoman Katherine Schiffner said.
The suspect, 23, is a student at the college. He was booked into the Snohomish County Jail for investigation of assault.
The instructor teaches art.
Several EvCC security officers went to the instructor’s classroom and ordered the suspect to drop the knife, college officials said. The incident took place shortly before class was going to begin, Schiffner said.
The students and instructor were led out while security staff stayed with the suspect until police took him into custody. There were about 20 students in the classroom.
The suspect’s motive wasn’t immediately known.
All afternoon classes continued as scheduled. EvCC counselors were available to students and staff.
Wednesday’s incident was the second time in five days that police were called to the campus after a disturbance involving a weapon.
An EvCC security officer was walking around the campus shortly after 8 a.m. Saturday when he heard what sounded like a gunshot. He saw a man run down Tower Street toward Broadway with what appeared to be a gun in his hand.
A patrol officer found the suspect in the 1100 block of Broadway. The man, 25, was arrested for investigation of being a felon in possession of a firearm and was booked into the Snohomish County Jail.
The campus was largely empty at the time the gun went off.
College staff discovered damage they believe was caused by a bullet in a window frame in a second-story stairwell at Gray Wolf Hall.
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