South Lake Union

Police: Man arrested for chasing woman down street with loaded gun

SEATTLE -- A man was arrested early Saturday in South Lake Union after he chased a woman down the street while pointing a gun at her then sat down on a bench while officers were en route, according to the Seattle Police Department.

The victim was near Dexter Avenue North and North Thomas Street shortly after 1:30 a.m. when two men passing by made brief small talk with her then kept walking.

According to the police report for the incident, the men immediately walked back to the victim and told her she needed to leave the area. She told them she didn't need to leave and -- fearing for her safety -- took out mace and a folding knife.

One of the men took out a handgun and pointed it at the victim's face before chasing her down the street with it, according to the report.

The victim was able to call 911 while running, and officers arrived to find the men sitting on a bench two blocks away.

According to the report, officers found a loaded gun on one of the men, and he was booked into King County Jail for investigation of assault.