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Suspect in critical condition after altercation with Everett Police

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EVERETT, Wash. -- A 39-year-old Lake Stevens man is in critical condition at Providence Regional Medical Center after an altercation with Everett Police.

The incident happened at around 5 p.m. on the 3300 block of Broadway in  Everett.

According to the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team (SMART), earlier this month Lake Stevens Police had established probable cause that the man was a suspect for unlawful possession of a firearm.

Earlier today, Lake Stevens Police  served a search warrant at the suspect's home at the 10320 block of Oak Road in Lake Stevens, while the man was at an appointment at Compass Health in Everett, according to investigators.

Lake Stevens Police notified Everett Police on Thursday that the man may be armed and dangerous. Everett Police kept a close eye on his whereabouts while at the location.

Once the suspect left the location, Everett Police came in contact with the man but then soon after there was some type of altercation. An Everett Police Sergeant fired his taser device twice at the suspect.

"The suspect continued moving away from officers, he collapsed. Everett Police immediately requested aid units. They performed aid on the suspect, he was transported to Providence and Everett Police recovered two firearms from the suspect person," said Shari Ireton, director of communications for the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office.

Everett Fire transported the man to Providence Regional Medical Center. Investigators said he is in critical condition.

Four Everett Police officers and one sergeant were involved in the incident.

The investigation is being conducted by the SMART team. Once the investigation is complete, the Snohomish County Prosecutor's Office will review the findings.

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