Armed standoff in Ridgecrest Wednesday ends peacefully

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Police blocked every approach - this is NE 155th and 9th NE
Photo by Melissa Banker

Wednesday morning, November 8, 2017 at approximately 6am Shoreline Deputies responded to the 15500 block of 11th Ave NE on a report of domestic violence.

The area is in the Ridgecrest neighborhood, near Paramount School Park.

Officers arrived quickly and located a friend of the resident, who was hiding outside. The friend told officers the 29 year old male resident of the home had pointed a rifle at her and then forced his girlfriend back inside the home.

Officers quickly moved the friend to safety, cordoned off the area and activated the KCSO TAC30 team as well as hostage negotiators, mental health professionals and the Shoreline Police Incident Command.

About 45 minutes later the girlfriend walked out of the house and contacted police who moved her to safety.

Hostage negotiators attempted, but were unable to make contact with the male, however, deputies could see the male walking around the inside and outside of the residence armed with a rifle which caused much concern.

About an hour into the standoff a TAC30 deputy was able to make verbal contact with the male and order him out safely and place him in custody without incident. The male, when arrested, was still armed but was cooperative.

The streets remained closed for a bit longer because we were advised by the suspect, and his girlfriend, there was another resident in the home who was asleep in another room.

Not knowing the involvement of this other male, Deputies and Detectives spent considerable amount of time trying to locate a phone number and eventually resorted to hailing the resident with a loudspeaker.  The male, who was intoxicated, came out and was briefly detained and then released.  The house was cleared by TAC30 Deputies and the roads were quickly opened.

Subsequent to the suspect's arrest, Shoreline Detectives served a search warrant on the residence and removed numerous handguns, rifles and ammunition. The male suspect was booked in to the King County Jail and anticipated charges of Unlawful Imprisonment and Assault 2nd Degree will be filed with the KCPAO.


Ian Taylor,  November 10, 2017 at 9:58 AM  

Congratulations to the law enforcement officers who resolved this with no shots being fired! Great job!

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