The Thurston County SWAT team was called to an Olympia apartment Friday night after a man allegedly armed with loaded assault rifle refused to cooperate with police issuing a warrant for his arrest, according to a news release.
Olympia police officers were attempting to arrest a 35-year-old man living at the apartment in the 1800 block of Ashwood Downs Lane Southeast just before 8 p.m.
Police are accusing the man of fourth-degree domestic violence and felony harassment, the release said. The man also had outstanding warrants.
After "repeated requests," the man, armed with a SKS assault rifle, refused to leave the apartment, the release said.
The SWAT team was called to the scene while officers asked those living near the man's apartment to evacuate their homes.
The man was taken into custody after several hours, the release said.
The man was taken to Providence St. Peter Hospital after the arrest for a medical evaluation before being booked in Thurston County Jail.
The man is being accused of fourth-degree domestic violence felony harassment and assault, first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm and other outstanding warrants.