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June 13, 2014 at 1:39 PM

Bellingham man in standoff died from bomb-blast injuries

The Associated Press BELLINGHAM — The Whatcom County medical examiner says a man found dead Tuesday after a seven-hour police standoff in Bellingham was fatally injured by an accidental pipe-bomb explosion. The autopsy Friday showed that 37-year-old Oleg P. Panchenko suffered injuries to his right wrist and right thigh that were not immediately life-threatening. But he refused…

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February 10, 2014 at 2:49 PM

Man threatens to blow up Jewish center near UW

A man described by police as a disgruntled former employee of the Hillel UW student center in the University District was arrested this afternoon after he threatened to blow up the building, according to Seattle police. At 1:45 p.m., employees at the Karen Mayers Gamoran Family Center for Jewish Life at 4745 17th Ave. N.E. contacted police…

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September 15, 2013 at 8:03 AM

UPDATE: Domestic violence suspect surrenders after standoff

UPDATE AT 9:16 A.M.: Police say the suspect has surrendered without incident. The 39-year-old man will be booked into jail on investigation of felony domestic-violence assault. ORIGINAL POST: Seattle police are involved in a standoff with a domestic violence suspect in the 700 block of North Motor Place, according to an SPD Tweet. The suspect reportedly assaulted…

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July 18, 2013 at 7:11 AM

Thursday Memo: Warmer … Thousands of root canals … Shotgun Joe Biden

Still summer: The cloudy, cool weather this morning might convince a few of you otherwise, but temperatures are expected to rise into the mid-70s, bringing clear blue skies for the weekend. Police standoff: Police temporarily closed both Interstate 90 exits to Bellevue Way as they continue negotiations with a gunman who has barricaded himself in an apartment building….

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January 28, 2013 at 9:51 AM

Man breaks into Seattle building under construction, threatens to jump

Seattle police arrested a 40-year-old man early this morning after he broke into a building under construction and kept officers at bay for several hours by threatening to jump. Police responded to First Avenue at 10:20 p.m. Sunday after receiving reports of gunshots fired. The officers determined shots had not been fired, but they heard someone yelling and…

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March 7, 2012 at 9:27 AM

Barricaded man arrested after Seattle standoff

There is not points to locate on the map A man who threatened to open fire on his neighbors and police was arrested early this morning following a standoff with police. Police responded to an apartment building in the 200 Block of Yesler Way at 8:40 last night after staff reported one of the tenants had threated to shoot people…

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February 3, 2012 at 10:59 AM

Suspect in North Seattle police standoff arrested

The man who touched off a police standoff in Seattle earlier this week has been arrested. The 26-year-old man was arrested Wednesday night when police caught him trying to sneak away from his apartment, scene of the earlier standoff. He has been booked into the King County Jail for investigation of assault and being a felon in possession…

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