Barricaded situation on Beacon Hill now over

On June 12th, at approximately 10:20 AM, South Precinct officers responded to a 911 call of a family argument in the 2800 Block of South Graham Street.  Officers arrived and contacted family members who stated that the adut son was off his medication and acting strangely, and was now barricaded inside his room.  While speaking with officers, family members disclosed that the suspect had fired at least two shots from a .22 caliber rifle inside the house hours before the police were called.  The shots fired were never reported until the officers arrived at the family argument call.

Officers were able to secure the rifle, but in attempting to speak with the suspect through the door of his bedroom, believed they heard noises from inside his room consistent with loading a firearm.  Family members indicated that it was possible that the suspect might have additional weapons at his disposal.

Officers ushered all the remaining family members out of the house, and then backed out themselves.  Negotiators were called to the scene, in an attempt to establish a dialogue with the suspect.  SWAT was also called to the scene.

Negotiators attempted to establish some sort of dialogue with the suspect, but he would not acknowledge them.  SWAT officers used several tactics to get the suspect’s attention, including loud noise devises, which eventually caused the suspect to come out of the house, where he was taken into custody without incident. A search of the residence revealed no additional weapons inside.   The adult male suspect will likely be booked into the King County Jail on an outstanding warrant and domestic violence charges.  The entire incident concluded shortly after 4:00 PM.