Convicted Felon Arrested in Central District After Alert Witness Called Police

A 28-year-old man was arrested last night after it was determined he was a convicted felon in possession of a handgun.

Around 5:30 pm Wednesday  a witness saw a man with a handgun in the area of 18th Avenue and East Madison.  The witness thought that the man appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and called 911.  Officers arrived and the witness directed them to the man, who was now sitting inside a vehicle.  Officers contacted the man and observed a handgun sticking out of his pocket.  The man appeared to be intoxicated.  Officers detained him while they checked his name and discovered that he was a convicted felon, thereby prohibited from possessing a gun.

Officers arrested the man and recovered the handgun.  The man was later booked into the King County Jail.