Seattle police arrested three men last week and recovered multiple weapons, body armor and a fake explosive on three separate occasions.
On Thursday, SWAT officers found an explosive device at the front gate of a house as detectives prepared to serve an arrest warrant in a house in Des Moines.
A 40-year-old man who lived there is believed to have fired a gun in a bank robbery recently.
The officers called the arson and bombing squad to the scene, which removed the device and found it was fake.
Police ransacked the house and confiscated weapons and ballistic armor from the man’s house and mobile home.
The man was taken into custody.
On Friday afternoon, members of the SPD Gun Violence Reduction Unit were working in the Third Avenue and Pine Street areas when they saw a 25-year-old man who had an arrest warrant for US marshals.
He was arrested and a stolen pistol was recovered. Since he is a felon, he is not allowed to have firearms.
On Sunday afternoon, officials near 23rd Avenue South and South Jackson Street saw a 46-year-old man with a gun.
Police said he was walking around a parking lot yelling at people.
When more officers arrived at the scene, the man dropped the gun and ran into a nearby store.
He was found and arrested.
His car was confiscated pending a search warrant.
The man is a felon and is not allowed to have a weapon.