On Thursday, February 17 2022, at about 3:15 PM Port Angeles Police Officers responded to an incident near 8th and "A." Additional details included that a suspect was in the street blocking traffic and when a victim vehicle stopped the suspect said that he had a gun and demanded the victims' car keys. The victims drove around the suspect and called 911.
When Officers arrived they approached the suspect and initiated a conversation with him. The suspect jammed his hand in his pocket, announced that he had a gun, and aggressively approached the officers. The suspect punched one officer in the chest and was then subdued and arrested by the Officers who used open hand techniques to stop the attack.