Kidnapped victim held in Lake Forest Park; house on Brookside Blvd contained explosive device

Monday, July 15, 2013

On Sunday, July 14, 2013, at approximately 7:30am, officers from the City of Lake Forest Park Police Department responded to a call for assistance in the 17400 block of Brookside Blvd.

Responding officers located an adult male who claimed to have been kidnapped by unknown suspects. The victim claimed he was held against his will for more than 24 hours within a residence in the area. The victim was transported to an area hospital for medical care and evaluation.

Officers did a security sweep of the suspect residence and did not locate the suspects but did locate a suspicious device that looked to be a small explosive device. The immediate area was secured and the King County Sheriff’s Department bomb disposal unit responded and rendered the device safe.

Further investigation determined that the victim’s vehicle and other personal belongings had been stolen. The vehicle and one suspect were quickly located in the City of Seattle with the assistance of the Seattle Police Department. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.

Throughout the day Sunday, detectives identified multiple suspects. The primary suspects were located and have been booked into the King County jail on numerous charges including kidnapping and unlawful imprisonment. A search warrant for the residence was issued and served.

The investigation of this matter is ongoing and being conducted by the Lake Forest Park Police Department assisted by members of the Coalition of Small Police Agencies Major Crimes Task Force.

Citizens having any information about this matter are encouraged to call Detective Tony Matthews of the Lake Forest Park Police Department at 206-364-8216.


Anonymous,  July 16, 2013 at 11:33 AM  

More excellent work by the Lake Forest Park Police Department! It's no wonder that police services are the most highly valued city service by residents. Way to go LFPPD!

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