Man Arrested for Threatening Families in Ballard Park

Officers arrested a 37-year-old man Monday evening after receiving reports that he was threatening and harassing families in Ballard Commons Park.

On Monday, August 15th, officers learned of an incident at Ballard Commons Park that happened earlier in the day.  The officers spoke with the victim who stated that the suspect had threatened to kill families inside the park.  The victim said that he felt threatened for himself and his young daughter and left the area.  He reported the incident later to 911.

While officers spoke with the victim, he stated that the suspect had returned to the park.  Officers contacted the 37-year-old man inside the park and took him into custody without incident after victim positively identified him.  Officers booked the suspect into King County Jail for harassment.