The Morning Blotter: Just Because You Can, Doesn't Mean You Should

By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee January 7, 2011

Just because you're constitutionally allowed to have a firearm at the Seattle Center, it doesn't mean you should go around showing it to everyone.

On New Year's Day, police arrested at the Seattle Center after he allegedly flashed his piece at a security guard.

At about 12:50 a.m., a security guard contacted a man at the Center and asked him to leave because of his "rude behavior towards others."

The suspect "demanded that he not be touched or followed," but the security guard told the man he needed to make sure he left the property, and followed him through the Center.

The suspect then pulled out a handgun, pointed it at the security guard, and said "I told you not to follow me."

The suspect walked off, and the security guard contacted police.

Officers stopped the suspect near 1st and Thomas and found a .40 caliber Beretta handgun, loaded with 15 rounds, in the man's belt holster.

Police took the man's gun and arrested him for harassment.

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