Courthouse Evacuated After Armed Man Reported

05/24/2015 05:06 pm ET | Updated May 24, 2015

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Officials say a man who prompted the evacuation of a Washington state courthouse has been arrested without incident about a mile away from the building.

The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office says its employees reported seeing a man armed with a knife and a crowbar Sunday morning in the county courthouse in Everett, about 30 miles north of Seattle.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Shari Ireton says that while the courthouse is closed on weekends, personnel from various departments remain on-site around the clock. It's unclear how many people were in the building.

The man was described as a white, 5-foot-9, with short, blond hair and a tattoo under his eye. He was wearing a white shirt and blue nylon running pants.

The only injury reported during the incident was to an employee who hurt herself while evacuating.

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