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May 24, 2013 at 9:44 AM

Fife man holding 4-year-old son hostage shot dead

UPDATE AT 10:24 A.M.: The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the dead man as Leonard B. Thomas, 30, of Fife. ORIGINAL POST: The Associated Press FIFE – Fife police say a man who was holding his 4-year-old son hostage for more than four hours has been shot and killed. KOMO-TV reports a police SWAT team shot the Fife…


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April 21, 2013 at 3:17 PM

Woman released in North Seattle standoff

Police vehicles are parked in front of the Extended Stay America hotel off Stone Ave N. between N 135 St and N 131st St where a bank robbery suspect was holed up and held his girlfriend hostage. (Photo by Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times) Seattle police officers, armed with rifles, walk towards the…


Comments | Topics: girlfriend, hostage, robbery