Mount Vernon, WA – Sergeant Mike Don of the Mount Vernon Police Department has released further information regarding today’s incident near North 4th Street and West Lawrence Street in Mount Vernon.
Mount Vernon Police responded to the 100 block of West Lawrence Street for a report of an agitated subject with a handgun sticking out of his pocket. Upon arrival, officers located a 35-year-old Mount Vernon man, with what appeared to be the butt of a revolver sticking out of his pocket.
This man was known to law enforcement for prior assaultive behavior and for being a convicted felon, which prohibits him from possessing firearms. As officers attempted to speak with the subject, he became argumentative and refused to comply with any of the Officers directions.
Due to the serious nature of the subject’s actions, and the threat he created to the officers and surrounding residents, numerous officers from neighboring agencies responded to assist. When officers attempted to take the suspect into custody, he was physically combative, which resulted in minor injuries to the arresting officers.
The subject was then booked into the Skagit County Community Justice Center for investigation of 3rd Degree Assault and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.
The Mount Vernon Police Department has reported that the incident was isolated, creating no on-going threat to the community.