EWHS locked down as police search for suspect in attempted armed robbery

Edmonds police locked down Edmonds-Woodway High School for about 45 minutes Wednesday morning while they searched for a suspect who allegedly tried to rob a 35-year-old Edmonds woman at gunpoint just after 9 a.m. as she was exiting her car outside the Park 212 apartment complex, located at 72nd Avenue West and 213th Place Southwest.

According to Edmonds Police spokesman Sgt. Mark Marsh, officers were called to the apartment complex after the woman reported that a male armed with a pistol threatened her and demanded money from her as she was getting out of her car around 9:10 a.m.

When the woman didn’t have any money to give to the suspect, he fled on foot, Marsh said, adding that the victim called police “within moments of the suspect walking away. As Edmonds police, assisted by a Lynnwood Police Department K9 unit, searched for the suspect, Edmonds-Woodway High School was locked down as a precaution “due to the nature of the incident and that the suspect was armed,” Marsh said.

The suspect wasn’t found after a 45-minute search, so the school was taken out of lockdown. The suspect was described as “a late 20s- to early 30s-year-old black male, dark skinned with pock marks on his face and having a heavy accent.” He was wearing a black hoody with a white tee shirt underneath. The suspect was last seen in the area of the Park 212 apartments on foot.

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