SMART Team investigating deputy involved shooting on Mountain Loop Highway

The Snohomish County's Multiple Agency Response Team is investigating a deputy-involved shooting that happened around 8:30 p.m. Monday.
The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office said the shooting happened off the Mountain Loop Highway, just east of Granite Falls.
Around 5:15 p.m. a 34-year-old Lynnwood man sent a text to his friend that he was suicidal. That friend then called 911. The man's vehicle was located by deputies around 8:20 p.m.
After coming into contact with the man, a deputy fired multiple shots.
The man was taken to the U.S. Forest Service Ranger Station at Verlot and airlifted to Harborview Regional Medical Center.
Interactions between the man and deputies are being investigated. Detectives have recovered multiple edged weapons at the scene. No other injuries were reported.
The Snohomish County deputy has been with the county for 18 years and will be on administrative leave pending the investigation.

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