Kirkland police yesterday arrested a 29-year-old man after he allegedly hit a man with a gun and then barricaded himself inside a trash...
Kirkland police yesterday arrested a 29-year-old man after he allegedly hit a man with a gun and then barricaded himself inside a trash bin for more than an hour.
The man got into a fight with another man in the 12800 block of Northeast 85th Street about 1:50 a.m., then drove away, police said. He eventually hailed a taxi, then ran into a residential neighborhood when police stopped the cab.
Police found him in a large yard-debris bin, a gun held to his chest, but they were able to talk him into giving up.
He was booked into the King County Jail on an outstanding warrant issued in Snohomish County on a drug charge.
Train rides to be free for veterans, military
The Northwest Railway Museum will give free train rides Monday to veterans and active military personnel to celebrate Memorial Day, as long as they come with a paying passenger and have proper identification.
The antique trains run between Snoqualmie Depot at 38625 S.E. King St. starting at 11:01 a.m., Snoqualmie Falls, and the North Bend Depot at 205 McClellan St. starting at 11:26 a.m.
Roundtrip fares are $6 for children ages 2-12, $9 for adults and $8 for those 62 and older. For information, call the Northwest Railway Museum at 425-888-3030 or go to www.trainmuseum.org
Applicants sought for Parks Board slot
Redmond is looking for residents with a strong interest in the city’s parks, recreation and open spaces to apply to fill a vacancy on the Parks Board.
Board members make recommendations to the City Council on park acquisition and development, as well as policies on recreation programs and the use of park facilities. They meet on the first Thursday evening of each month.
Applicants must live within the city limits and complete a community-service application. For more information or to request an application, call the Mayor’s Office at 425-556-2101 or download an application from www.redmond.gov. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. June 17.