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Suspect arrested following hostage situation at Kirkland gas station

(KIRO 7)

Police responded to a hostage situation at a 76 gas station at 11848 Northeast 85th Street in Kirkland on Sunday afternoon.

Bellevue police confirmed to KIRO 7 that a suspect came into the gas station threatened a employee. The suspect allegedly told the employee he had a bomb, and to lock the doors, according to police.

The 76 gas station is about five blocks north of Lake Washington High School and about three blocks north of Kirkland Cemetery.

Officers on scene were able to convince the suspect to give himself up outside of the store. The suspect was arrested once outside the store and had “no device on his person” when arrested, according to police.

Police say the clerk inside the gas station “left the store and was unharmed but shaken from the incident.”

The suspect is described as a male in his early 20s. Police say the suspects motives are unknown at this point.

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