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Hours-long standoff in Indian Trail area ends peacefully

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Update: More details are emerging after a standoff in the Indian Trail area of Spokane ended peacefully Saturday afternoon. Police now say it all started just before noon when they received several reports of a man yelling and breaking windows with a hammer and pulling screens out of the windows of a home in Indian Trail. The man jumped out of window of that home and broke into another home nearby.

34-year-old Arley D. Hunt, spent several hours in that home, barricaded in a bedroom and refusing to come out. The homeowner told police there were guns in the house that Hunt might be able to get his hands on.

Resources were called in from the Hostage Negotiation Team, SWAT and the Explosives Disposal Unit in an effort to bring the situation to a peaceful end. After three hours, Hunt surrendered and was taken into custody without incident. After that, Hunt became uncooperative and was taken to an area hospital as a precaution before being booked into jail. He's been booked for Residential Burglar, 2nd Degree Malicious Mischief and Possession of Methamphetamine.

The Spokane Police Department thanks the neighbors in the area for their cooperation, including one homeowner who opened up his garage for SPD to use as a command post.

Previous coverage:

Spokane Police report an hours-long standoff at a house in the Indian Trail area ended peacefully Saturday afternoon. The man, who has not been identified, jumped out of a window and broke into a house near Arrowhead and Russett.

After the homeowner got out of his house safely, he told police the man was in a room with guns, but that he was alone in the house. There was a large police presence in the area for more than three hours Saturday. The man was taken into custody around 3 p.m.

Police say the peaceful resolution was due in part to good cooperation by neighbors in the area.

Police say the man faces a charge of possession of meth.

Previous coverage: 

Spokane Police and SWAT team are on the scene of a standoff in the Indian Trail area of Spokane. The house near Arrowhead and Russett was surrounded by officers with ambulances standing by and a SWAT vehicle on scene.

Police say the standoff started when a man jumped out of a second story window of a house nearby before breaking into the house where he is now barricaded. Police say there are weapons inside, but he is alone in the house.

Police and SWAT remain on the scene Saturday afternoon trying to get the man to come out of the house.

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