Police surrounded a house in Lakewood after reported domestic violence Sunday, to find hours later that no one was inside.
The Special Weapons and Tactics team arrived shortly after 1:15 p.m. to the home in the 7600 block of Lucerne Road Southwest.
The suspect was known to have weapons and martial arts training, police spokesman Chris Lawler said.
Police went in about 4:30 p.m. and determined the house was empty and that the suspect and victim had probably left before officers arrived.
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Police later found the man and woman safe in Tacoma. They took the man into custody as they investigated what happened, Lawler said.
Further details were not immediately available.