CASE UPDATE: SUSPECT CHARGED AND REMAINS IN CUSTODY:
After reviewing the case on February 1, 2022 the prosecutor filed charges in Superior Court. The suspect was charged with Assault 2 with a Deadly Weapon. After court the suspect remained in the jail on $65,000 bail.
WHAT HAPPENED MONDAY EVENING IN PORT ANGELES?
On Monday, January 31, 2022 at about 5:00 PM Port Angeles Police Officers responded to a report that a guest at a hotel in the 500 block of E. 1st Street had threatened an employee and another guest with an edged weapon similar to a machete. Investigating officers received additional information about the suspect's erratic and unusually aggressive behavior. Officers located the man in his room, but he would not come out and speak with officers.
The officers applied for and were granted a search warrant, and Officers who are also trained negotiators spoke with the man until he came out of the room. However, when the man came out he charged toward the office, and Officers used a Taser to stop him.