UPDATE: 5 Hour Standoff Ends Peacefully In North Spokane - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

UPDATE: 5 Hour Standoff Ends Peacefully In North Spokane

Spokane Police Department Press Release:

SPOKANE, Wash. - A 50 year old man, claiming to have a gun, barricaded himself for several hours inside a home Friday night, until Hostage Negotiators talked him into coming out.

The call to Spokane Police came in shortly after 5:00pm, stating a male barricaded the doors to his mother's house, threatened to burn it down, and said he had a gun and would shoot people.  Officers were able to evacuate nearby residents and get them to safety.  The male had also been suicidal in the past and was possibly in need of counseling.  Community Mental Health was contacted and a CDMHP (County Designated Mental Health Professional) responded to the scene to assist officers.  Several other agencies and units responded to assist as well; including the Spokane Police SWAT Team, Senior Volunteers, Chaplains, Spokane Fire Department, and AMR.  The scene ended peacefully about 10:00pm, when Spokane Police Hostage Negotiators were able to reach the male by phone and talk him into coming out of the house peacefully.  The male was taken to a local hospital to receive care from Mental Health.

This call is just another example of multiple agencies and units working together for a common cause, serving and protecting the community.  Thank you to every citizen who was detoured and/or delayed by blocked roads in their neighborhood, your patience and understanding were greatly appreciated.

Previous Coverage:

SPOKANE, Wash. - A police situation is over Friday night after a man claiming he was armed and threatening to hurt himself and others has been taken into custody. The 50 year old man was also threatening to burn his home down. It started in the area of Perry St. and Sharpsburg Ave. just before 6:00 PM Friday evening. SWAT teams and hostage negotiators were called in. Homes were evacuated and some streets were also shut down. An investigation is still ongoing.

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