Large response Wednesday night after vehicle hits pedestrian, pedestrian draws firearm

The incident was reported on 231st Place Southwest near 46th Avenue West.

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

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