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Three Arrested, Guns Recovered After Store Clerk Threatened

A 911 call from a Yesler Terrace gas station employee resulted in three arrests and the recovery of two firearms early Wednesday.

Just after 1:00 a.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to the 400 block of 12th Avenue after the employee reported three subjects entered the store and made threats to shoot him.

Police found the suspects a few blocks from the store and took all three into custody after a short foot pursuit.

Officers found a loaded 9mm semi-automatic pistol with an extended magazine on the male suspect, as well as 150 fentanyl pills and 0.6 grams of suspected methamphetamine in a backpack he was carrying. He was also confirmed to be a convicted felon and prohibited from being in possession of a firearm.

A 9mm semi-automatic handgun was recovered from the waistband of one of the female suspects. The firearm’s serial number had been altered and was unreadable.

Police booked the 25-year-old male into the King County Jail for felony harassment, unlawful possession of a firearm and narcotics possession. The 22-year-old female was booked for felony harassment and alteration of identifying marks on a firearm, while the 20-year-old female was booked for felony harassment.