Suspect arrested for pointing loaded gun at Lynnwood man

In his RV, police found a pistol and a loaded AR-15-style rifle with thousands of rounds of ammunition.

LYNNWOOD — Following a brief standoff, Lynnwood police arrested a man accused of pointing a loaded gun at another man Tuesday.

Officers later recovered a pistol and a loaded AR-15-style rifle in the front seat of the suspect’s SUV. There were also reportedly thousands of rounds of ammunition, according to a news release.

A 911 caller had told dispatchers around 10:30 a.m. that a man outside his motor home was pointing a handgun at him in the 18600 block of 40th Avenue West. The man in the motor home told police they were acquaintances.

When officers got there, the caller said the man with the gun had been “tracking” him with the gun while his finger was on the trigger.

“I felt he was going to execute me and I feared for my life,” the man wrote in a statement to police.

Police set up their patrol vehicles at the end of the street. The 49-year-old man got into an SUV and started to drive toward them. He eventually slowed down and stopped about 30 feet from the patrol cars, according to a police report filed in court.

The suspect was agitated and initially refused to get out of the vehicle or show his hands, according to Lynnwood police. Officers believed he was mentally distressed, so they tried to calm him down. After a brief standoff, he complied with officers’ instructions and was taken into custody.

He was arrested for investigation of second-degree assault. As of Thursday, he was in the Snohomish County Jail with bail set at $100,000.

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