Seattle man brings manhole cover to Pioneer Square store, is arrested by police

Seattle man brings manhole cover to Pioneer Square store, is arrested by police

File photo of a manhole cover in Seattle's Belltown neighborhood. 

SEATTLE — Officers with the Seattle Police Department arrested a man for violating a court order in Pioneer Square on Monday afternoon.

Police said that an employee of a music store on South Washington Street called 911 around 4:15 p.m. to report a man who “had previously caused problems at the store.”

In the report, the employee said the man was outside the store holding a small manhole cover.

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"Officers responded to the area and spotted the man no longer holding the manhole cover. The suspect struggled with officers briefly before he was taken into custody," Seattle Police said in a blotter post.

The suspect was booked into King County Jail for violation of a court order and a warrant for assault, police said.

KIRO 7 will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

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