Happening nearby: King County Sheriff’s Office helicopter searches for suspect Friday night

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patchResidents in Mountlake Terrace and Lynnwood may have heard a helicopter overhead late Friday night.

That was the King County Sheriff’s Office helicopter, Guardian One. It responded to the Lake Forest Park area at around 10 p.m. to help search for a suspect. It remained in the area for about an hour.

According to the Lake Forest Park Police Department’s Facebook page, Lake Forest Park officers responded to a vacant residence after a citizen called 9-1-1 to report a suspicious vehicle that had backed into the driveway. When officers arrived, they contacted two subjects, a man and a woman, sitting in a U-Haul van.

While officers were attempting to identify the subjects, the man lied about his name. The woman was identified and was taken into custody for an arrest warrant. She identified the man and officers discovered he had been previously arrested just over a week ago.

When officers went to take man into custody, he resisted arrest and was able to escape through heavy brush. The officers tried to chase after him. Investigators believe the suspects were there at the residence to burglarize it.

Units from Shoreline, Kenmore and Bothell Police Departments assisted in the response and providing containment. A K-9 from Seattle responded as well as Guardian One to assist in locating the suspect. All responding units spent over an hour searching for the suspect without success.

The suspect has been identified and charges will be forwarded to the prosecutor. Information regarding the suspect and the incident has been forwarded to local jurisdictions.

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