Local sheriff’s deputies averted a tragedy Monday, Aug. 12, when they stopped a kidnapper driving westbound on I-90 near Snoqualmie Pass.
Deputies were notified of the search for a man accused of kidnapping a Tukwila woman at knifepoint around 11 a.m., from the 4800 block of South 145th Street in Tukwila. Local police had responded to a reported abduction attempt, then broadcast a description of the suspect’s car throughout the state.
A local deputy spotted the car around 2 p.m., and with the help of a Washington State Patrol trooper, pulled the vehicle over. Both the suspect and the victim were in the car, and the woman was not injured. The man was arrested and charged with second-degree attempted murder, second-degree assault and felony harassment.