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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, January 6, 2011

Update: Armed suspect killed by officers

This morning at approximately 2:35 a.m. Police responded to 911 calls regarding a man with a knife at the Chevron Station in the 1600 block of Bellevue Way S.E. Witnesses said a male was threatening them with a large knife.

There were two clerks and two patrons inside the Chevron store when the male came into the store and would not let them leave. The suspect told the clerk to call the police and tell them he was taking the Chevron hostage.

When the first three officers arrived, the suspect walked out of the store. He approached the officers holding a large chef/butcher type knife. The suspect held the knife in threatening manner as he continued towards the officers. Shots were fired which resulted in the suspect being killed. 

Medics arrived and the suspect was pronounced dead. The name of the deceased will be released by the King County Medical Examiner Office. He was 25 years old and a resident of Bellevue. Attempts have been made to notify family members of the deceased. 

One officer involved is 31 years old and has four years of law enforcement experience. The other officer is 27 years old with three and half years of law enforcement experience. Both officers have been placed on paid administrative leave, which is mandatory after an incident of this nature.

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450 110th Ave. NE
P.O. Box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009
Contact: Officer Seth Tyler
Phone: 425-452-4129
E-mail: bellevuepd@bellevuewa.gov

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