Police: Suspect threatened firefighters with axe as they battled Kingston fire

When firefighters responded to an area near State Highway 104, they were allegedly threatened by a male carrying an axe.

KINGSTON, Wash. — Detectives are investigating an arson and possible assault at the site of a 2-alarm fire that destroyed a home in Kingston Wednesday afternoon.

Firefighters responded to the 27000 block of Burkes Lane for a structure fire around noon. When they arrived, they were confronted by a 41-year-old north Kitsap man carrying an axe, according to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office.

A deputy responded to assist. After a struggle, the suspect was taken into custody. He was taken to a nearby hospital

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