Attempted Kidnapping At S. Everett IHOP Lot

July 22, 2016

Everett, Police Blotter

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The attempted kidnap victim being attended to by Everett Paramedics.

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Officers look for evidence along the IHOP parking lot.

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An Everett Police officer watches over one of the suspects.

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A second suspect is searched.

An attempted kidnapping and assault gave lunch guests at the south Everett IHOP some excitement today.

According to Aaron Snell with Everett Police just before noon a man was attacked by two others outside of his car at the IHOP at Everett Mall Way and Evergreen Way.

Snell says the two assaulted the man and tried to kidnap him. Calls about a fight began coming into 9-1-1.

Multiple Everett Police were nearby and while some went to the scene at IHOP, others were able to stop a car containing the two suspects at 4th Avenue West and Everett Mall Way.

This led to a huge traffic backup on Everett Mall Way between Evergreen and 4th Ave. West.

There was a report of a possible shot fired but police were still working the scene and hadn’t confirmed a gun was used.

Officers were seen collecting plastic wire ties and money from the parking lot.

Snell says the victim was transported to an Everett hospital to be checked out while the two suspects have been detained for attempted kidnapping and second degree assault.

Police are still trying to determine a motive and the relationship if any between victim and suspects. Click photos to enlarge.

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