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October 31, 2014 at 10:48 AM

Sheriff: Vancouver shooting suspect found dead

VANCOUVER, Wash. — The Clark County Sheriff’s Office says a shooting suspect in Vancouver has been found dead. The Columbian newspaper reports that 59-year-old John Kendall was found dead Friday, apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot, near an intersection in Blandford Canyon. In a phone interview, Sgt. Fred Nieman declined to confirm whether Kendall’s gunshot was self-inflicted. He…


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April 11, 2014 at 5:59 AM

Man arrested after standoff in South Seattle

UPDATE 7:30 a.m.:  Officers have taken the suspect into custody, according to Seattle Police. Previous Post:  A man believed to be armed with a machete is refusing to surrender to police after threatening a roommate and a friend at his house early this morning, Seattle police have reported on their website and on Twitter. According to a…


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October 18, 2013 at 10:34 PM

Federal Way police shoot suspect running away from homicide investigators

A 35-year-old Renton man suspected in a homicide investigation was shot by police in Federal Way around 6:15 p.m. Friday when he tried to run from officers questioning him, a police news release said. The man was taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries and is stable, the release said. The officers had…


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September 21, 2013 at 10:58 AM

Man arrested after hiding under car in standoff with Seattle police

A standoff with a man who hid under a parked car after he allegedly stabbed his girlfriend ended peacefully this morning when the man was coaxed from his hiding place and arrested, police said. Seattle police said they got a call around 8 a.m. Saturday reporting that a man had stabbed his girlfriend in the hand…


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March 25, 2013 at 2:13 PM

Bellevue names SWAT officers involved in S. Seattle shooting

Bellevue police have identified the three officers who discharged weapons in the fatal shooting Friday of an alleged robbery suspect in south Seattle. According to police, Bellevue SWAT team officers were serving warrants on several suspects when they saw one of them in a car. They fired their weapons after the suspect started the car, police said….


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January 30, 2013 at 11:31 PM

Seattle police bust alleged murder-for-hire plot

Detectives broke up a murder-for-hire plot organized by a King County Jail inmate Tuesday, according to the Seattle Police Department. The inmate tried to have a man he believed was a police informant killed, according to Seattle police. The felon was jailed earlier this month because police said they discovered body armor, guns, cash and a…


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January 31, 2012 at 9:28 AM

No suspect found after North Seattle police standoff

There is not points to locate on the map Seattle police did not find a suspected armed robber in a North Seattle apartment they had surrounded early this morning. Police SWAT team members surrounded the home in the 13700 block of Midvale Avenue North believing a man suspected of robbing a taxi driver was inside, said…


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December 9, 2011 at 5:48 AM

Man barricaded in home gets lost in own basement

An armed robbery suspect who barricaded himself in a south Seattle home surrendered to a Seattle SWAT team, but not before getting lost in his own darkened basement, according to police. Police hostage negotiators eventually managed to guide him out, but only after considerable prompting, said Seattle police spokeswoman Renee Witt. He suspect “wanted to surrender, but…


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