Granite Falls mayor arrested for domestic violenceon July 10, 2012 @ 5:09 am (Updated: 7:25 am - 7/10/12 )
Jail records confirm Sheikh Haroon Saleem was booked into the King County Jail in Seattle at 11:54 Monday night.
Saleem was arrested by Port of Seattle police after witnesses said he was shouting threats in the baggage claim area of the airport. Officials said the dispute did not involve any physical contact, according to KOMO TV.
It's just the latest trouble for Saleem. The landmark Timberline Cafe he owned and operated was shut down in May and he was evicted for failing to pay rent for more than a year, according to the Everett Herald.
"He just refused to pay rent," landlord Craig Ohm told the Herald. "He didn't feel he needed to pay anymore. His words to me were that he figured he paid enough to me and he told me if I didn't like that I could buy him out or I could take him to court. He gave me two options."
Granite Falls is a small town of 3,400 in Snohomish County northeast of Everett.
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