Suspect in attempted kidnapping in Bellevue now in custody

BELLEVUE, Wash. — A suspect in connection with an attempted kidnapping in Bellevue over the weekend was taken into custody.

On Thursday, police said the suspect was identified after Seattle police recognized the suspect from a similar crime in the city.

On Saturday, a woman reported that a man was driving a white van and tried to force her into his van at knifepoint. This happened near 108th Avenue Northeast and Northup Way.

After the victim refused, she flagged down a passing car and the suspect drove away. She was not hurt.

Police said detectives issued a regionwide bulletin and Seattle police recognized the description and called Bellevue police with the suspect’s identification. The suspect was already in custody in Snohomish County.

According to investigators, the car the suspect drove, which was reported stolen in Seattle, was recovered.

The suspect remains at the Snohomish County Jail on unrelated charges and will be booked into the King County jail upon his release.