A regional SWAT team evacuated several homes Saturday afternoon in a Lynnwood neighborhood, where a 48-year-old man armed with a knife barricaded himself in his parents’ house.
The man, a convicted felon, came to visit his parents on Saturday and asked them for money, said Lynnwood Police spokeswoman Shannon Sessions. When they refused, he threatened them with a knife.
The man’s mother and father escaped the house and called 911, Sessions said. Police and the North Sound Metro SWAT Team have been in a standoff with the man for several hours. The man has outstanding felony warrants for his arrest, Sessions said. “We consider him dangerous. It’s unknown whether there are other weapons in the house.”
The incident is unfolding in a block of suburban houses near the intersection of 67th Avenue West and Southwest 190th Street.