Bonney Lake police late Tuesday night called off a K9 search for a suspect in a robbery behind the Safeway that involved a machete, though the investigation and search continues.
One person was injured in the attack and was transported to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries, including lacerations to a hand a possible broken arm.
Police are calling the matter an apparent “drug deal gone bad and not a random act of violence.” There was no immediate concern to public safety.
But police are still looking for one subject considered dangerous. He is described as a white male, about 18 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall, 140 pounds with red hoops in his earlobes.
He was last seen wearing a white Columbia fleece and may be a transient.
Citizens are urged not to apprehend the suspect, but to call 911.
Initial reports indicated two suspects, but police now believe a single person was involved and the investigation is ongoing.
“We have a lot of leads we’re following up on,” said Public Information Officer Todd Green.