Mabton threat suspect in police custody

Mabton threat suspect in police custody

UPDATE, 4:35 p.m. — A man suspected of stealing bullets from a Mabton store and threatening to kill someone Wednesday morning is now in police custody.

Yakima County sheriff’s spokesman Casey Schilperoort says the suspect was taken into custody just before 4 p.m. by the Grandview Police Department.

This story will be updated as further information is available.

MABTON, Wash. — A Mabton school lockdown has been lifted after someone stole bullets from a store Wednesday morning and threatened to kill someone.

Yakima County deputies say the man walked into the Blue Sky Market near North and Main streets around 11:45 a.m. and stole 9 mm bullets.

The man reportedly said he was going to kill someone on Seventh Avenue before leaving in a gray Mercedes.

The Mabton School District put schools on lockdown, but said that all students were safe and accounted for. The lockdown was lifted at the end of the school day, after authorities determined the kids were safe.

Deputies are actively looking for the man.

They said a report came out regarding a man who matched the suspect’s description at the Yakima SunDome, but that report turned out to be a false alarm, deputies said.