Issaquah

Man arrested for allegedly threatening to shoot Issaquah police officer

ISSAQUAH -- Minutes after an officer released an armed and enraged man with a warning following a traffic stop, the man was inside a nearby Fred Meyer threatening to shoot another officer, according to the Issaquah Police Department.

According to police, the 44-year-old was pulled over Feb. 24 for a minor traffic violation when he became angry, yelling at the officer that he had a gun.

The officer handcuffed the man and found a loaded handgun in his waistband, according to police.

But the man also had a concealed-pistol license, so he was let go with a warning.

Minutes later, the man was in the Fred Meyer on East Lake Sammamish Parkway, telling people he was going to shoot and kill an officer who was in the store for an unrelated reason, according to police.

The man left the store before police could find him, but he was arrested three days later while driving on Northwest Gilman Boulevard.

He is being held in King County Jail on $200,000 bail for investigation of felony harassment.