• Police: Man yells anti-gay comment, points gun at people in Seattle

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff

    Updated:

    Seattle Police Departments’ bias crimes investigators are searching for a man who pulled a gun on two people – as shown in an alarming Facebook photo that’s been shared hundreds of times.

    The man reportedly followed a 23-year-old and 30-year-old in a black 2004 Volvo while yelling a degrading term and throwing things out the window.

    “[The two people] were crossing Rainier Avenue South and South Genesee Street when they passed in front of a black 2004 Volvo, which was stopped at the intersection. The traffic light changed as the victims walked across the street and the driver of the Volvo–described as a tall white male with reddish hair–began shouting comments about the victims’ weight and sexual orientation,” a Seattle police spokesman wrote on Thursday.

    The Volvo left for a short time and then returned, trailing the two people.

    A passenger in the vehicle threw a bottle at the victims, striking the 23-year-old in the arm, according to police. The two victims caught up with the vehicle at Rainer Avenue South and South Orcas, and they attempted to take a picture of the car.

    As they approached the car – stopped at a red light – a man described as being in his late 20s with a heavy build stepped into the street.

    He pointed a gun at them, police said. Police report one of the victims took the picture of the suspect and ducked behind a car.

     

    Anyone with information should call 206-684-5550.

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