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Police Arrest Armed Suspect for Assault and Eluding Sunday Afternoon 

Seattle Police officers received a report from a woman about a man who threatened to kill her and assaulted her with a handgun in the 9700 block of Evanston Avenue North near the Licton Springs neighborhood.  

Upon receiving this information, officers had probable cause for assault in the second degree with a handgun for the 41-year-old male suspect. At approximately 02:00 p.m., officers conducted a search for the suspect and his vehicle. Police located the suspect vehicle in the area.  

Officers attempted to detain the vehicle, but the driver of the vehicle drove off. Police pursued the vehicle for a short period until it became inoperable. The driver, who matched the description of the suspect, fled from the vehicle on foot holding a handgun. Officers observed the suspect point the handgun at them as they followed the suspect from their vehicle. 

Officers set up containment in the area where the suspect was last seen near Evanston Avenue North and North 97th Street. Seattle Police K9 responded to the scene and located the suspect hiding at a nearby location. The suspect was taken into custody without incident and a handgun was recovered. 

The male suspect was arrested for multiple counts of assault, eluding, and unlawful possession of a firearm. He was later transported and booked into King County Jail.