Police: Driver who threatened to kill pedestrian busted for drugs, loaded gun

Lynnwood police photo shows drugs, cash, gun and ammunition found in the suspect's car.

LYNNWOOD, Wash. - Officers who responded to a report of a driver threatening to kill a pedestrian found methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, cash, ammunition and a loaded gun in the driver's car, Lynnwood police said.

The incident unfolded early Monday when a car almost struck a pedestrian in a crosswalk at 188th Street and Highway 99, said Deputy Chief Jim Nelson of the Lynnwood police.

The pedestrian reportedly yelled at the driver of the car after the near-miss. The car then turned around and the driver reportedly pointed a gun at the pedestrian and asked them if they wanted to die, Nelson said. The car then drove off.

The driver of the car was later spotted by officers in Edmonds. Lynnwood police responded and arrested the suspect, a man in his mid-20s, who denied pointing a gun at the pedestrian.

The suspect was booked into jail and later bailed out.

Meanwhile, police impounded his car, a search warrant was executed and investigators found the drugs, cash, money and ammunition, Nelson said.

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