Snohomish County deputies arrest kidnap suspect

MUKILTEO, Wash. -- A man who kidnapped an Everett woman and threatened to kill her has been arrested.

The woman managed to sent text messages to her family, who alerted police.

The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office said its deputies and members of the Snohomish County Violent Offender Task Force found the 32-year-old Tacoma man in north Everett. The woman, 26 and from Everett, was also found and was not hurt.

The man tried to elude officers but was stopped and arrested near Paine Field Boulevard and state Route 525. The woman was inside the car.

The man was taken into custody, and a pistol was found in the car. He has been booked into jail.

Authorities say the man and woman had been in a previous relationship.

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