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Michael Sean Stanley Arrested In Seattle For Harassment

Michael Sean Stanley, a sex offender who fled Canada earlier this month, has been arrested in Seattle.

According to a statement by the Seattle Police Department, Stanley was arrested early Tuesday morning after police received reports of a man yelling in an alley in West Seattle.

A caller to police said Stanley threatened him physically after he asked him to be quiet.

When police arrived on scene, a combative Stanley told officers he had a knife.

A small knife was found and police say Stanley appeared to be intoxicated.

He was arrested and taken to the King County Jail for harassment.

Stanley cut off his electronic monitoring bracelet in Canada earlier this month. Canadian officials issued a public alert describing Stanley as an untreated, violent offender who posed a significant risk.

Unconfirmed sightings of the Edmonton man led schools in several west-central Saskatchewan communities to lock their doors and keep children inside.

Stanley, a U.S. citizen, crossed the border and was located in the Seattle area last week. Authorities asked him to register as a sex offender after Canadian officials decided not to seek extradition.

KIRO 7 TV caught up with Stanley after he registered, and he told the television station he had not intention to get into further trouble with the law.

"No! I haven't since I got thrown in prison in 2004," Stanley said about the chance he will commit crimes in Seattle.

Stanley, who has a lengthy history of offences against women and children, had been ordered to stay away from children.

With files from the Canadian Press.

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