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Officers arrest former employee at North Seattle store for making threats to kill, property damage

 On April 3rd, at approximately 11:15 am, North Precinct officers responded to reports of a man inside a store in the 11600 Block of Aurora Avenue North armed with a knife.  The calls stated that the man was a former employee of the business, recently fired from his job.  He was running around inside the store attempting to stab other employees.  He had done damage inside the break room and armed himself with a knife and attempted to stab a female employee.   The victim was able to run away and hide herself in a closet.

Officers arrived at the location quickly and contacted the suspect outside of the store.  He was taken into custody without incident.  The 44 year old man was positively identified as the suspect by employees.  He was later booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Assault, Investigation of Threats to Kill, and Investigation of Property Damage.  Fortunately, no one was injured during this incident.  Detectives will handle the follow up investigation.