Man Breaks Into Downtown Everett, WA Courthouse, Threatens Employees With Knife

May 24, 2015

Everett, Police Blotter

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Employees from the Sheriff’s Office are escorted from the courthouse.

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Everett Police prepare to enter the building

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The first search team enters the courthouse. You can see the broken glass door to the right.

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Another of multiple search teams enter the Courthouse.

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A team of Washington State Patrol Troopers leave the Courthouse after the building search.

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Officers make initial contact with the suspect on 38th street east of Hoyt.

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The suspect is searched

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The suspect’s hat, backpack and knife

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A closer look at the knife used by the suspect.

A strange and scary morning for workers at the Sheriff’s Office records unit at the Snohomish County Courthouse. Shortly before 9:00am a man apparently broke out one of the glass doors at the main entrance to the Snohomish County Courthouse on Wall street in downtown Everett. He made his way into the Sheriff’s Office on the 4th floor and threatened workers with a knife. The workers took shelter and called 9-1-1. Officers from Everett Police, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, Washington State Patrol and Lynnwood Police searched all five floors of the courthouse and basement. It was determined the suspect left the courthouse and as officers were clearing they received multiple reports of a man threatening people near the downtown Everett Library and the Post Office. Around 11:00am 9-1-1 received a call that the suspect was seen at 38th and Hoyt. Everett Police responded and took the man into custody. They also recovered a large knife. The man was turned over to Snohomish County Sheriff’s Deputies. The Sheriff’s Office says the man is a 25-year-old from Everett. Here are some photos of the scene at the courthouse and of the suspect’s capture. Click photos to enlarge. Copyright

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2 Responses to “Man Breaks Into Downtown Everett, WA Courthouse, Threatens Employees With Knife”

  1. Chad Hodson Says:

    This was my brother and yes he has a massive issue, as you can clearly see

  2. Eleanore Says:

    Man is this guy on drugs or what? I mean who breaks into a courthouse???? Glad they caught him