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Robbery/Knife wielding suspect arrested


On 6/25/11, at approximately 8:50 p.m., officers responded to the 1400 block of S. Lane St. to a business to investigate an armed robbery incident. Security at the business told officers that they stopped the suspect for shoplift after he exited the store without paying for a jacket.

To retain the stolen jacket, the suspect produced a collapsible metal baton and struck one of the security officers several times.  Security wrestled the baton from the suspect, and attempted to restrain him.  The suspect then produced a knife and began brandishing it at the security officers.

Security disarmed the suspect again and held him for officers.   When the suspect heard police sirens he broke loose and fled.  Officers pursued on foot and after a short struggle, took him into custody.  The suspect was found to be in possession of four knives.

Some of the knives he possessed were styles used in knife fighting and one was concealed in an ankle sheath.

The 33-year-old man was booked into King County Jail for Investigation of Robbery