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Felon Arrested Following Untimely Cell Phone Call

Officers arrested a felon Friday evening after neighbors called in reports of a man carrying a firearm through the Leschi neighborhood.

Witnesses called 911 Friday evening to report a male with a handgun in the 2800 block of South Jackson St.

Officers arrived and spotted a man matching the description walking near their parked patrol car.  As the man walked past officers, he pulled a cell phone from his pocket revealing a handgun concealed in his pants.  Officers stopped the man and verified that he is a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing a firearm.

Officers booked the suspect into King County Jail for unlawful possession of a firearm.