Suspect arrested following gas station hostage incident

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Police responded to a hostage situation at a gas station in Kirkland.

KIRO reports that police say a suspect came into the station Sunday afternoon and threatened an employee.

The suspect allegedly told the employee he had a bomb, and to lock the doors. Officers on scene were able to convince the suspect to give himself up outside of the store. Police say the suspect was arrested and had “no device on his person.”

Police say the clerk inside the gas station “left the store and was unharmed but shaken from the incident.”

The suspect is described as a male in his early 20s.