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Man Arrested After Pulling Gun on Family in Magnolia

Police arrested a 62-year-old man for assault and harassment on Tuesday after he pulled a gun on two brothers as they were teaching their mother to drive in Magnolia.

Around 10:45 PM, the family called 911 and reported a man with a gun was following them in a black Chevrolet Suburban as they drove through Magnolia.

Police met the family at a gas station and contacted the Suburban driver a few blocks away.

The brothers—19 and 24—told officers they’d been teaching their 43-year-old mother to drive in the 2600 block of Thorndyke Avenue West when they saw a man out walking his dog. The man approached their car, spoke briefly with the victims, left, and then returned a short time later with a gun. When the man reportedly tapped the barrel of the gun on the victims’ car window, and the victims drove away.

The victims soon noticed the suspect was following them in his Suburban, flashing its high beams and pulling behind and next to their vehicle.

The victims called 911 and pulled into a gas station, where they met with officers.

When police contacted the suspect, he admitted he had several firearms in his vehicle. Police recovered three handguns, arrested the man for assault and harassment, and booked him into the King County Jail.