Armed, Barricaded Situation in West Seattle Ends Peacefully

A woman who had armed herself with a gun and barricaded herself in her apartment after officers attempted to serve a court order is now in custody.

Officers responded to the 3200 block of California Avenue SW Saturday afternoon to  serve a temporary protection order. The order required that the respondent surrender a firearm and vacate the residence immediately, but the adult female armed herself and refused to comply.

Negotiator and SWAT units responded while a search warrant was prepared.  During that time, it appeared that the suspect ingested a large quantity of prescription medications.  The woman collapsed due to the medical issue, allowing officers the opportunity to intervene and render aid.  Seattle Fire transported the woman to Harborview Medical Center for further medical treatment.

Detectives will handle the follow up investigation.