It is not a good time to be flashing a handgun on the streets of Capitol Hill. Police rushed to E Pike Monday morning following a report that a man was seen taking out a pistol from a plastic cooler he was dragging through the streets of Capitol Hill.
According to police radio dispatches, the man was first spotted pulling the cooler just after 9 AM near Broadway and Pike where he reportedly removed the gun, showed it to somebody on the street and placed it in the back of his waistband. Another 911 call then reported the man was sitting on top of the cooler at the intersection displaying the gun.
Police caught up with the suspect near 10th and Pike where he was detained without incident. SPD confirms that a suspect was taken into custody. Court records show that the man was booked into jail for carrying a firearm “with intent to intimidate.”