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Man Allegedly Threatens To Kill Police With Steak Knife

Spokane Police Department Press Release:

SPOKANE, Wash. - Officers responded to a domestic violence call in the 600 block of East Nora Saturday morning.  A male called to say his brother in law had broken out a window at his house.  Prior to officers arriving, the suspect armed himself with a large steak knife and threatened to "kill officers" when they arrived. 

The suspect left before officers arrived.  Ofc G. Grant located the suspect in the 400 block of East Indiana.  When officers made contact with the suspect, he brandished a 12" steak knife at them before placing the knife to his own neck. 

Officers contained the suspect and began a conversation with him. Traffic was diverted from Indiana. A hostage negotiator was called to the scene and dialog continued with the suspect.  After 30 mins, the suspect  surrendered and was taken into custody without incident.  The suspect was taken to a local hospital to be treated for a pre-existing heart condition and the investigation continues.

Traffic was reopened on Indiana at 1225 hrs.

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