Community members in the area of 231st Place Southwest and 46th Avenue West on Wednesday night around 8 p.m. may have noticed a large emergency response after a vehicle struck a pedestrian and the pedestrian drew a firearm.
According to Mountlake Terrace Police Cmdr. Mike Haynes, the incident began as a vehicle versus pedestrian crash near the intersection.
A driver made a u-turn in the area and struck the pedestrian. The pedestrian was uninjured, Haynes said in an email, but he then began yelling at the driver and drew a firearm. The pedestrian then pointed the firearm at the driver.
No shots were fired, Haynes said.
“The subject who pointed the firearm was arrested for unlawful display of a firearm and carrying a concealed weapon without a permit,” Haynes said. Thursday’s jail roster shows a male suspect is being held on $1,500 bail for those charges. MLTnews is not naming the suspect because charges have not yet been formally filed.
Because the incident involved a pedestrian and a firearm, there was a significant response from patrol and aid personnel, Haynes added.
–Reporting by Doug Petrowski