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North Seattle Stand Off Ends Peacefully

Seattle Police successfully negotiate the peaceful surrender of a man involved in a domestic disturbance.

At approximately 3:46 p.m. officers responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence in the 9500 block of 15th Avenue NE.  Preliminary investigation indicates that the adult male suspect, who lives at the residence with his parents, threatened to inflict great harm upon his parent’s property and also expressed suicidal intentions.  Responding officers quickly surrounded the residence, evacuated the parents and attempted to contact the suspect.  Although the suspect was believed to be the only one inside the residence at that point, he was believed to be in possession of weapons.

When officers attempts to contact the suspect or get him to come outside were unsuccessful, negotiators and the SWAT team were called to the scene.

Negotiators were able to establish contact with the suspect and arrange for his peaceful surrender without further incident.  The suspect came outside and was taken into custody.  He was subsequently transported to an area hospital for a mental health evaluation.

The incident report will be forwarded to the prosecuting attorney’s office for a review of potential charges.