Suspect in Wash. Courthouse Attack Arrested

The man's mother turned him in after finding out he was being sought in connection with the attacks on a deputy and a judge.

Rita Zastrow, who works in the courthouse, told the Aberdeen Daily World she believes Edwards' actions saved other bystanders from being wounded.

"Judge Edwards is a hero," Zastrow said. "I know so. He intervened and Polly did an incredible job of surviving. I want her right beside me if ever there were trouble. She's an amazing officer. I am so proud of her."

Seattle Times staff reporter Jennifer Sullivan and news researcher Miyoko Wolf contributed to this report, which includes information from

Seattle Times archives.

Emily Heffter: 206-464-8246 or

On Twitter @EmilyHeffter.


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