Suspect arrested in Wash. courthouse attack

SEATTLE — Police in Washington state have arrested a 34-year-old man accused of stabbing a judge and shooting a sheriff's deputy in a courthouse struggle, ending a manhunt that spanned two counties.

Grays Harbor County Undersheriff Rick Scott said Steven Daniel Kravetz was taken into custody without incident Saturday afternoon by authorities in Olympia. He did not have further details.

Scott identified Kravetz earlier in the day as the lone assailant in Friday's courthouse attack in Montesano, Wash., that wounded Judge David Edwards and Deputy Polly Davin. Investigators believe he called his mother for a ride out of the area after the attack.

Dozens of law enforcement officers searched for the suspected attacker Saturday, before he was located in Olympia.

Olympia Police Lt. Jim Costa told the Olympian newspaper that he gave himself up voluntarily shortly after 1:30 p.m. No one was injured. He was taken to Mason County jail.

"He acted alone and we know him to be the assailant," Scott said. "We're operating under the belief that he's still armed."

Kravetz fled the courthouse with the officer's .45-caliber handgun after the attack and showed up about an hour or so later at the office of his former attorney and asked to the use the phone, Scott said.


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