Olympia police investigate alleged threats in woods near Marathon Park

Staff writerAugust 14, 2013 

A pedestrian crosses Capitol Lake on the causeway by Marathon Park midday Thursday, January 5, 2012. The sun was playing peek-a-boo with the clouds. That's an Interstate 5 bridge in the background. Peter Haley / Staff photographer


Olympia police investigated an incident Tuesday night in the woods near Marathon Park involving a homeless man who threatened a man and woman with a pocketknife.

No one was arrested, Olympia Police Department spokeswoman Laura Wohl said. Wohl said a man and a woman, both themselves transient, emerged from the woods about 8 p.m. Tuesday and reported to police in Marathon Park that another man had threatened them with a knife and a baton.

Police made contact with the suspect, but did not arrest him, Wohl said. It appears the suspect may have threatened the man and woman after the man confronted the suspect about his treatment of the woman, Wohl said.

No one was hurt, and no property was taken, Wohl said.

The Olympia Police Department is referring misdemeanor charges of fourth-degree assault, domestic violence and brandishing a weapon to the prosecutor’s office, Wohl said.

Jeremy Pawloski: 360-754-5445

Jeremy Pawloski: 360-754-5445 jpawloski@theolympian.com

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