Crime

Man acting strangely arrested outside Orting High School

Police arrested a man acting strangely Wednesday outside Orting High School, the school district said in a note to families.

The statement gives this account:

A school resource officer stopped the 38-year-old man about 10 a.m. at the school’s main entrance before he could go into the building at 320 Washington Ave. N.

When the officer asked the man to identify himself, the man said he was a federal officer and got into a fighting stance.

The officer told the man to show his hands. When he didn’t comply, the officer used a stun gun on the man, who the officer and another officer who arrived took into custody.

The man was not armed, Orting Police Chief Bill Drake said.

Police said the man has a criminal history that includes assaulting an officer.

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