Man arrested, accused of harassing group of Arab-Americans at Seattle Center

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SEATTLE —

A 52-year-old man was arrested Saturday night for threatening a group of Arab-Americans at the Seattle Center, police said.

The incident happened around 7 p.m., when an extended group of Arab-American family and friends were in the area of the International Fountain. 

Police said a man started harassing the group by asking the women how many husbands they had. The men in the group tried to intervene and asked the man to leave the group alone. 

The man then told the men in the group that he was going to obtain a gun and shoot them all, according to Seattle police. 

Members of the group called 911 and multiple units responded to the location.

Police found the man and took him into custody without incident. 

The man was booked into the King County Jail for investigation of malicious harassment.