Arlington Police arrest suspect in assault with weapon that caused three schools to lock down

ARLINGTON — Three Arlington public schools were placed in lockdown on Tuesday, Feb. 5, while Arlington Police searched for a suspect in an assault with a weapon.

Arlington Police were dispatched to the 1100 block of E. Fifth Street at approximately 12:15 p.m. on Feb. 5 for a reported assault with a weapon. The victim reported that he was being assaulted by a man who had also threatened him with a shotgun before fleeing the scene. The suspect was arrested shortly thereafter in the 1200 block of E. Fifth Street.

Post Middle School, Eagle Creek Elementary School and the Stillaguamish Valley School were all placed in lockdown during this incident as a precaution. The lockdown was in place for approximately 20 minutes.

The victim, a 34-year-old Arlington man, was treated and released at the scene by medics from the Arlington Fire Department.

The Arlington Police Department has recovered the shotgun and placed it in the department's evidence room, and is conducting additional investigation on the suspect, a 35-year-old Stanwood man, before forwarding this case to the Snohomish County Prosecutor's Office for a charging decision.

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