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April 17, 2012 at 9:41 AM

UPDATE: Police standoff in Belltown ends peacefully

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UPDATE AT 12:06 P.M.: A police standoff near Seattle Center involving an armed 14-year-old boy has ended peacefully.

No one was injured.

The standoff started around 9 a.m. at an apartment in the 2700 block of  Third Avenue, where the boy reportedly threatened his mother with a large kitchen knife. The mother called police and said she was locked in the bathroom while her son was in the hallway of the home.

The woman somehow managed to escape, but police spent several hours trying to convince the barricaded teen to surrender, police said. The boy was described as suicidal.

“It appears he’s in crisis mode,” police spokesman Mark Jamieson said earlier this morning.

Hostage negotiators were sent to the scene.

After his surrender, the boy was arrested and will be booked into the Youth Services Center for investigation of domestic violence assault, police said.

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