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Police Arrest Felon For Brandishing Gun In Cal Anderson Park

Officers arrested a 24-year-old man on Capitol Hill early Monday after he reportedly struck a woman and pulled a gun on a group of bystanders when they tried to intervene.

Just after midnight, police received a report that a man was brandishing a gun in Cal Anderson Park.

Officers arrived and spotted the suspect running north through the park and arrested him.

Police learned the man had been walking through the park with a woman when he began striking her. When several homeless people, who frequent the park, moved to intervene, the suspect pulled a gun out of his waistband and pointed it at one of them.

After a search with a K9 unit, officers found the suspect’s handgun—which was reported stolen—stashed in some bushes near where police had taken him into custody.

Officers discovered the 24-year-old suspect is a convicted felon, unable to legally possess firearms, and booked him into the King County Jail for firearms violations.