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Man Arrested For Hunting Rats Along Interstate 90

Seattle police arrested a man in a greenbelt near Interstate 90 on Sunday after he reportedly pointed a realistic-looking airsoft rifle into traffic while hunting for rats.

Around 12:45 PM, a motorist called 911 and reported seeing the man with the rifle in an encampment between I-90 and Judge Charles M. Stokes overlook.

Officers arrived and found the 41-year-old man in the encampment–which is regularly visited by the city’s Navigation Team–and took him into custody. The man told police he was using the airsoft rifle to “shoot rats” in the encampment.

Police booked the man into the King County Jail for the unlawful use of a weapon in a public place.