Police Arrest Man After He Drives SUV Onto Sidewalk at Pedestrians

Officers arrested a man on Capitol Hill on Saturday after he drove his SUV onto the sidewalk in an apparent attempt to strike two pedestrians.

Around 2:00 AM, the suspect reportedly became involved in an altercation in the with a street performer and used a racial slur during the incident.

A man and a woman confronted the suspect, who began making threatening statements.

A short time later, witnesses saw the suspect behind the wheel of an SUV as he drove up onto the sidewalk in the 1700 block of Bellevue Avenue toward the two victims.

He then made a u-turn, unsuccessfully attempted to strike the victims again, and drove off. The victims were able to avoid serious injury by ducking into a nearby store. The suspect later returned to the area on foot and then fled the scene.

Officers found the suspect’s vehicle a short distance away. The suspect was not inside, but police found open containers of alcohol. Officers then used the SUV’s registration to identify and locate the suspect and arrested him at his home in the 900 block of 6th Avenue North in Queen Anne.

Police booked the 46-year-old suspect into the King County Jail attempted homicide and DUI.