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Assault resulted in SWAT callout

On 10/11/09, at approximately 7:00 p.m., officers were called to an apartment complex in the 7300 block of 15th NW to a dispute between two neighbors.  One neighbor punched the other in the face.  The victim of the assault called police.  Second watch officers arrived but the suspect appeared to have left the residence. 

An assualt report was taken, second watch officers left the scene.  The suspect then appeared from his apartment and pointed a handgun at the victim and threatened him with it.  Third watch patrol officers responded and contained the apartment building.  Patrol set up a crisis team and began the process of calling the suspect out.  Patrol attempted to make contact with the suspect for more than one hour with no results and SWAT team call out was initiated.   SWAT eventually made entry and found that the suspect had fled before patrol arrived at the scene.