Police used flash-bang grenades to apprehend a wanted felon outside the Tacoma Mall on Wednesday.
SWAT and gang-unit officers with the Seattle Police Department converged on the suspect, a Seattle resident, in the parking lot of the mall near J.C. Penney just before 2 p.m.
Flash-bang grenades are used to stun and distract people.
Police used the devices because the 29-year-old suspect previously was convicted of violent felony offenses, according to a Seattle police spokesman.
Police would not divulge what the suspect was wanted for.