Officers contact man with loaded crossbow in West Seattle

Officers responded to a report of a man with a loaded crossbow in a disturbance at Westwood Village.

On 8/31/13, just shortly before 5:00 p.m., officers located the suspect with crossbow in hand.

Rifle officers were able to convince him to place the weapon down and surrender.  He had two arrows, one a plain metal tip and the other a razor steel hunting tip.  An investigation revealed that the suspect was suffering from mental health issues.  He was taken to Harborview Medical Center for an involuntary commitment.

The 47-year-old suspect was verbally hostile and had to be placed in 4- point restraints to control him.