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The Today File

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December 18, 2014 at 4:13 PM

Seattle police arrest 2 armed-robbery suspects after standoff near Bitter Lake

UPDATE: Friday, 6:40 a.m. | Two felony suspects, a man and a woman, were arrested after a seven-hour standoff in the Broadview neighborhood on Thursday night, according to the Seattle Police Department.

Detectives saw the 29-year-old female and 32-year-old male, wanted in connection with auto thefts and a recent violent robbery, enter an abandoned home near North 132nd Street and Greenwood Avenue North.

After surrounding the house, officers attempted to contact the suspects via cell phone, using a loudspeaker, throwing a phone into the house and having a family member request a peaceful resolution on a loudspeaker, according to SPD.

Eventually SWAT officers deployed pepper spray into the house, but the suspects refused to communicate or cooperate, police said.

Police entered the home and found the man and woman crawling out through dense brush against the side of the house, according to SPD.

Officers arrested the pair without incident and they were booked into King County Jail.

ORIGINAL POST | Seattle police said two suspects were arrested Thursday night after a standoff that lasted several hours at a residence near Bitter Lake.

According to police, officers were attempting to serve a warrant at a home near the intersection of North 132nd Street and Greenwood Avenue North when two armed-robbery suspects barricaded themselves inside the home mid-afternoon on Thursday. Shortly before 11 p.m., police tweeted that the home had been searched and the suspects taken into custody.

When the standoff began, a shelter-in-place status was issued at nearby Broadview-Thomson K-8 School and parents were advised they could pick up their children at the Bitter Lake Community Center, according to Seattle Public Schools.

After the school alert was lifted around 4:30 p.m., Seattle Public Schools said students were being placed on buses.

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