13048160_739556152850379_3281194323336744411_o 13055004_739556206183707_8488374448145321679_o Early Tuesday morning (April 19) at around 1 a.m., Burien Police Officer Blakeman contacted a man riding a bicycle at SW 128 Street and Ambaum. Police say that the man was acting suspicious as he peddled through the parking lot of several businesses and reacted very strangely when he saw the officer. He was also not wearing a bicycle helmet. The officer stopped him and the man left his bike and tried to walk away from the officer. The officer tried to stop him, and that’s when things turned physical. The man tried to run away but the officer caught him. As the officer was trying to subdue him, the man pulled a handgun from his waistband. “Fortunately, the officer was able to force the man to the ground,” police said. “The man (okay we can call him a suspect now) continued to grasp the handgun but the officer was able to pin the suspect’s hand on the ground. The suspect continued to resist arrest and only after the officer drew his own weapon, did the suspect drop the handgun. Once other officers arrived, they were able to handcuff him.” Police say that the gun was loaded and the suspect had spare pistol magazines in his backpack. It turns out the gun was also stolen and the suspect is prohibited by a domestic violence protection order from even possessing a handgun. Officers found 10 credits cards in different names in the suspect’s possession, some of which were stolen. “Your officers make contacts like this every day…it’s our job,” police added. “Fortunately, this contact ended safely and the officer went home in one piece…that’s also our job. Good work Officer Blakeman!”]]>

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9 replies on “Man on bike pulls handgun when contacted by Burien Police Officer”

  1. Another example of the fine officers that King County provides us with in Burien. Thank you Officer Blakeman for your bravery on apprehending this suspect and for a job well done.

  2. I hope his bmx bike riding, backpack wearing twin who rode by my house at 6:10 this morning is the next one going to jail. He almost hurt his neck as interested as he seemed while scoping out my neighbors property as he rode by. Gave me the “whu’s up” head nod knowing I was watching him from my yard and making him nervous. FYI – White, 20’s, green bmx bike, full black backpack with spare bicycle tire draped over it. One of Burien’s best citizens I’m sure headed to the library for the dope hook up and to sell last night’s loot and plunder.

  3. 3-6 AM I see quite a few of these folks….128th to 140th 1st ave ….all around the area on their bikes……move around very fast in 10 minutes…….6 blocks away from the last crime…………….Great Job Burien Police! Please keep up the early morning patrols for the Crack heads up ALL night long……

  4. Yeah I had some bike riding moron came by my place at about 12 to1 am a few weeks back called me a a**hole because my dogs where barking at him.

  5. Job well done officer. Pulling a gun on a police officer is a real low percentage move that often ends very badly fot the perpetrator. Officer Blakeman obviously has the skills to effect the arrest of this goof without using maximum force.

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