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September 15, 2013 at 8:03 AM
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 his grilfriend around 4:30 a.m., police said. The man then barricaded himself inside the woman’s townhome.
The victim is safe and with police. SWAT team and negotiators are also at the scene, police said.
The suspect is also wanted on an arrest warrant from a previous incident, police said.
We’ll update this post as soon as we have additional information.
July 18, 2013 at 7:11 AM
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.
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January 28, 2013 at 9:51 AM
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 throwing items from the roof of a nearby building under construction in the 1900 block of Second Avenue, police said.
Officers climbed to the eighth floor of the building and found the man brandishing a two-and-a-half-foot-long piece of rebar, police said. After the man refused commands to drop the weapon, officers used a Taser on him, but it had no effect, police said. The man then ran to a safety railing, climbed over and stood on the ledge, eight floors above the street, according to police.
Police negotiators spoke with the man for several hours before he surrendered, police said. He was booked into the King County Jail for investigation of burglary.
March 7, 2012 at 9:27 AM
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 in the lobby. When officers knocked on the man’s door he threatened to shoot them as well, police said.
Additional officers, including hostage negotiators and SWAT, responded to the apartment.
Police tried to establish a dialogue with the man, but he refused to cooperate for several hours. SWAT officers entered the apartment at 1 this morning and arrested the man without incident.
The man, 56, was booked into the King County Jail for investigation of harassment.
February 3, 2012 at 10:59 AM
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 of a firearm, police said.
The man is suspected of robbing a cab driver early Tuesday morning outside his apartment in the 13700 block of Midvale Avenue North.
According to police, a cab driver drove a woman from Shoreline to the North Seattle apartment around 3:45 a.m. The cabbie said the woman refused to pay the $37 fare, so he held her jacket in an effort to get her to pay the fare.
The woman went inside the apartment and her boyfriend came out with a gun and pointed it at the cabbie. The boyfriend took the jacket, refused to pay the fare and returned to the apartment, police said.
Police SWAT team members surrounded the apartment believing the man was still inside. However, the apartment was searched around 10:30 a.m. and the man was not found inside.
The man’s girlfriend, 22, was taken into custody, according to police.
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