Cops: Man punches Metro bus driver, then pulls knife when confronted by deputy

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FEDERAL WAY, Wash. — Police arrested a man who reportedly punched a Metro bus driver, then pulled a knife when confronted by a sheriff’s deputy.

Sgt. Cindi West with the King County Sheriff’s Office says after the incident Wednesday morning on the bus, a Metro supervisor followed the suspect and reported it to police. A sheriff’s deputy eventually confronted the suspect who then pulled a knife and fled into the woods.

King County launched their helicopter to assist with the search. Authorities said they took the suspect into custody a short time later near 32nd Ave S & S 302nd Pl.

No further details were immediately known.

This is a developing story and will be updated.