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Unwanted Person Call Leads to Weapon Arrest

A call about an unwanted person asleep in a doorway ended in a weapon arrest in the Mount Baker neighborhood Monday morning.

Just before 10 a.m., officers from the South Precinct were called to the 2600 block of Walker Street after employees of a business went to ask a man to leave and noticed a gun under him as he got up. The subject grabbed the firearm from the ground and was seen with it by the employees.

As officers arrived, they spotted the man at the front of the business. He was taken into custody after a short foot pursuit, and police did not find the gun on his person.

A Seattle Police K-9 unit trained to locate firearms was called to the scene and found the gun in bushes nearby. Officers recovered the gun and confirmed the 26-year-old suspect was a convicted felon and prohibited from legally having a firearm.

He was arrested and booked into the King County Jail for unlawful possession of a firearm and an unrelated felony warrant.