Suspect taken into custody after SWAT standoff at Tacoma home

Staff writerJanuary 16, 2014 

UPDATE as of 11:15 p.m. The suspect gave up and was taken into custody, police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said.

INITIAL POST: A SWAT team surrounded a home in Tacoma Thursday night where police said a man with multiple warrants who they believed to be armed was refusing to come out.

The team arrived about 8 p.m. Thursday in the 1500 block of South 35th Street, and was still working to get the man out as of 10 p.m.

Court records show one of the man’s warrants is for an alleged attempted home invasion robbery, in which a man was shot and seriously injured in his apartment in December.

The suspect was alone in the house Thursday after a woman left the residence on her own as officers surrounded it, Tacoma police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said. It was not immediately clear who lived at the residence.

Officers spotted the man there about 4:30 p.m. and attempted to contact him about the warrants, but were not immediately sure he was the suspect they were looking for.

When he refused to come out, officers watched the house, and confirmed about 7 p.m. that the man inside was the suspect, Cool said.

He has multiple warrants for his arrest, and Cool said he is a third strike candidate.

She did not immediately know why investigators believed him to be armed.

Alexis Krell: 253-597-8268


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