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Man Arrested After Gun Found in Car in Rollover Collision

Police took a man into custody for firearms violation during a collision investigation Wednesday night.

Just after 8:30 p.m., police responded to a rollover collision on the 1st Avenue Bridge near the S Michigan exit. Arriving officers saw a vehicle on its roof in the roadway, and a man struggling with a Washington State Patrol trooper and King County Sheriff’s deputy who were also on scene.

Once the man was detained, officers learned the trooper and deputy tried to stop him from going into the backseat of his overturned vehicle. The man refused to listen to them, and a struggle ensued.

Units could see a handgun in the rear area of the overturned vehicle, as well as two loaded pistol magazines in the glove box which partially opened from the collision.

Officers confirmed the man is a convicted felon and prohibited from lawfully possessing a gun.

The 26-year-old suspect was transported to Harborview Medical Center for evaluation following the collision. Officers later booked him into the King County Jail for unlawful possession of a firearm.