Power lost, Lynnwood council meeting interrupted when Edmonds suspect crashes vehicle

Some in Lynnwood lost power Monday night after a vehicle driven by an Edmonds domestic violence suspect crashed into a power line in Lynnwood. The suspect was later taken into custody in Everett, Edmonds police spokesperson Commander Josh McClure said.

According to Lynnwood Police Department spokesperson Maren McKay, Edmonds police received a call informing them that a man wanted for felony domestic violence charges was heading toward a Lynnwood hotel.

Edmonds police attempted a traffic stop around 44th Street Street Southwest. At around 6:29 p.m., the vehicle drove straight through an intersection and collided with another car, causing it to strike a power line. The power outage briefly interrupted a Lynnwood City Council meeting occurring a Lynnwood City Hall. After the power and live-stream were restored, councilmembers received notice that the suspect had fled on foot and the building was locked down as a security measure.

There were no injuries in the Lynnwood crash, McKay said.

Following the crash — in their efforts to locate the suspect — Edmonds police returned to the Edmonds home where the domestic violence incident occurred, in the area of 76th Avenue West and 234th Street Southwest. Police left that location after the suspect was spotted in Lynnwood just after 8:30 p.m. He was arrested in Everett after a foot chase by an Edmonds police street crimes sergeant and Everett police officers, including a K-9 unit, McClure said.

–By Jasmine Contreras-Lewis

  1. Humm, bad guy possibly loose in Edmonds no description. Did I read that right? Saw a lot of suspicious activity at Safeway at 196 and 99 at about 730. Ship was happening. I know not Edmonds but who can afford to drive downtown and pay a premium. Brace yourself because if what I saw tonight is the normal going forward we are in a world of hurt. Kinda along the same lines as the victims advocate recently expressed so well. And our mayor wanted to repeal a citizen’s right to protect themselves during the most extreme time at the beginning of the pandemic. One could argue the need is more today than it was then but I believe the mayor would take away our rights given any opportunity. Probably more today than then. I think in the mayor’s mind more victims equals more equity. Strange new world our progressive leaning leaders have us headed toward.

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