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Deputies Search for Suspect in Machias Area


CONTACT: Shari Ireton, Director of Communications, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, 425-388-3377, Media line: 425-249-6263

SNOHOMISH, Wash. – Sheriff’s deputies and a K9 unit are currently searching the area near the 16400 block of 14th St NE for a suspect that was reportedly trespassing on property.  A property owner in the area called 911 around 9:15 a.m. to report finding a nude male in his 20’s hiding on the property.  Deputies believe they know the identity of the man, who in the past has been armed when confronted by law enforcement.

Machias Elementary has been placed on lockdown as a safety precaution. 

No roads are closed, but the public is asked to avoid the area.  No additional information is available.