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September 29, 2012 at 9:22 PM

Lynnwood standoff ends as man attempts to sneak out of house

A standoff involving police and a convicted felon holed up in his parents’ Lynnwood house ended around 8:15 p.m. tonight when authorities caught the man as he was trying to sneak out, Lynnwood police spokesman Shannon Session said.

A regional SWAT team had evacuated several homes in the Lynnwood neighborhood Saturday afternoon after the 48-year-old man, armed with a knife, barricaded himself in the house.

The man came to visit his parents on Saturday and asked them for money, Sessions said. When they refused, he threatened them with the knife.

The man’s mother and father escaped the house and called 911, Sessions said. Police and the North Sound Metro SWAT Team responded to the home, near the intersection of 67th Avenue West and Southwest 190th Street.

A police dog helped apprehend the man when he tried to sneak out, Sessions said. He was arrested for investigation of felony harassment and threats to kill, she said, and was being transported to the Snohomish County Jail.

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