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Armed Man Seen in County Courthouse


CONTACT: Lt. Kathi Lang, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, Media line: 425-249-6263

EVERETT, Wash. – The Snohomish County Courthouse is being evacuated after Sheriff’s Office employees saw a man armed with a knife and crowbar around 9 a.m.  The suspect is believed to still be on the county campus and buildings are being searched and evacuated.  Multiple law enforcement agencies are on-scene and the public is asked to avoid the area. The only injury reported so far was by an employee who injured herself while evacuating. 

The suspect is described as a 5’9” white male with short blond hair and a tattoo under his eye last seen wearing a white shirt and blue nylon running pants.  

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call 911 immediately.