Hours Long Standoff In Coeur D'Alene Ends In Arrest - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Hours Long Standoff In Coeur D'Alene Ends In Arrest

COEUR DALENE, Idaho - A Coeur d'Alene man is now facing two counts of shooting into an occupied residence (felony) and one count of Aggravated Assault (felony) in connection with the shooting that occurred at 2:30 am Thursday morning in the 700 block of 3rd St. The residence he shot at is the home of his ex-girlfriend.

The Multi agency SWAT team took Zebulon R. Batke, 33, into custody at 1:50pm Thursday afternoon.

According to law enforcement, Coeur d'Alene Police and the SWAT team had surrounded Batke's residence in the 3800 block of Ramsey Rd. for several hours in an attempt to get him to comply with lawful orders before breaching the door to his apartment.

Batke was found inside the residence asleep in his bedroom. He had barricaded himself in his room. He was armed with a fully loaded AK 47 assault rifle, a loaded 357 Mag. and a single shot shotgun.

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