Police convince man with crossbow at Westwood Village to surrender

Seattle Police got reports of a man with a loaded crossbow in a disturbance at Westwood Village on Aug. 31.

Around 5pm they encountered the suspect. Faced by rifle officers he was convinced by police to place the weapon down and surrender. In his possession were two arrows, one a plain metal tip and the other a razor steel hunting tip. An investigation into his circumstances showed that the suspect was suffering from mental health issues. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center for an involuntary commitment.

The suspect, 47 years of age was verbally hostile and had to be placed in 4- point restraints to control him according to police.

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