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Police Arrest Two Men Who Threatened Staff at West Seattle Business

Police arrested two men and seized a handgun after the two suspects threatened employees at a West Seattle business Friday afternoon.

At approximately 1:15 p.m., staff members at a business in the 3900 block of Southwest Alaska Street reported two men had threatened them and displayed a handgun. The employees said when they asked the two suspects to leave because they didn’t have memberships, one of the men pulled a gun from his jacket pocket and the other verbally threatened to kill an employee.

The staff members told officers the suspects fled toward the parking garage, and officers stopped the suspects’ car at the garage exit as they attempted to leave. Police arrested the two 18-year-old men and identified and released a third subject in the car who was determined to not be involved.

Police seized a handgun from the car. The gun had an extended magazine and appeared to have been modified to make it fully automatic.

The suspect who brandished the gun was arrested for felony harassment, unlawful possession of a firearm (as he is under the age of 21), possession of an unlawful weapon, and displaying a weapon to intimidate.

The second suspect was arrested for felony harassment and obstruction, as he repeatedly provided a false name to officers. Once officers learned his true identity, they learned he was also wanted for a burglary warrant and a robbery warrant.

Police booked both suspects into King County Jail.