July 16, 2013 in City

In brief: Epileptic man abducted, escapes

From Wire Reports

SEATTLE – A Blaine, Wash., man said he was driving home after a Seattle hospital visit when he pulled off the road, suffered an epileptic seizure and awoke to find himself in a bizarre abduction.

Police in the north Seattle suburb of Lake Forest Park said the man called for help Sunday morning, saying he had just escaped through a window because his captors used a bomb to booby trap a door. Police told KOMO-TV that was a dummy bomb.

Lake Forest Park police say the man’s car was stolen but Seattle police helped recover it. Two men were arrested.

A judge set bail at $300,000 each for the two, who were held for investigation of unlawful imprisonment.

Death of child ruled a suicide

ONTARIO, Ore. – Investigators say the death of a 6-year-old boy in southwestern Idaho has been ruled a suicide.

Payette police Chief Mark Clark told the Argus Observer that he assigned four detectives to investigate the child’s June 3 death and they found no sign of foul play.

The child was watching TV with his 7-year-old sister while an older sibling napped and his mother and stepfather showered, Clark said. That’s when the boy went into the kitchen and used a belt to hang himself from the freezer handle, Clark said.

Clark said it’s not clear if suicide was the intent or if he didn’t understand the consequences of his actions.

Police arrest third stabbing suspect

MOSES LAKE – The third suspect allegedly involved in last week’s stabbing in Moses Lake has been arrested.

Travis Stotts, 17, was arrested about 11 p.m. Sunday at a home.

Collision kills one, leaves one injured

ZILLAH, Wash. – The Washington State Patrol said an 18-year-old Zillah man was killed in a collision early Monday near Zillah.

Troopers said a car driven by Jeremiah Atkins ran a stop sign, collided with a car and rolled into a utility pole. He died at the scene.

The other car hit a tree in the crash just after midnight. The driver is a 17-year-old Toppenish girl who was transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

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