MARYSVILLE, Wash. – Police arrested a man accused of throwing rocks at a passing semi truck on Interstate 5 in Marysville Friday afternoon. Officers said it happened around 2:41 p.m. in the southbound lanes of I-5 at 156th St. NE near Smokey Point.
Investigators said the suspect threw rocks, then ran across several lanes of the freeway. He also pulled a knife on a Marysville Police K9 team. The K9 officer named Steele finally helped catch the suspect.
Msvl K9 Steele and his human partner catch a suspect who threw rocks at a passing semi, ran across the 3 S/B lanes of I-5, and pulled a knife on the officer. I-5 was shut down in both directions for a short time while the suspect was taken into custody. pic.twitter.com/Xz7jt1KPQY
— Marysville Police (@MarysvilleWAPD) April 7, 2018
At one point several lanes in both directions of I-5 were shut down in that area while police took the suspect into custody. The lanes were reopened about a half hour later. The suspect was booked into the Snohomish County Jail for assault and reckless endangerment. The State Patrol and Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the investigation.