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SWAT & Hostage Negotiators respond to shots fired call in North Seattle

An intoxicated elderly male fired shots and barricaded himself inside his residence. This morning just shortly after 1:00 a.m. officers responded to the 8900 block of 31st Av NW to a call of shots fired.

Officers arrived and were setting up containment /arrest teams, when they heard two shots from the home.  Hostage Negotiators eventually made telephone contact with the subject who voluntarily left the home. He was taken into   custody without incident.

The handgun was found inside the home and two fresh bullet holes were found in the basement apartment. A handgun and six rifles were taken into custody for safe-keeping. The male subject was taken to the hospital on 72 hour Involuntary Commitment.

There were no reported injuries.