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March 13, 2013 at 8:25 AM

Police standoff at Spokane skateboard shop ends

SPOKANE  (AP) — A police standoff has ended at a skateboard shop in Spokane where a man armed with a machete and sledgehammer was holed up for several hours.

Police say the man is suspected of assaulting a resident in an apartment next to the business, in the Hillyard neighborhood.

Police fired several gas canisters into the building Wednesday morning, and then entered. Police brought a handcuffed man out at about 10 a.m.

Police say that when they initially responded to the scene early Wednesday, the man charged at officers and then retreated to the shop where he works.

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