SPD and SWAT units responded to the Talisman building at Terry and Union Sunday night after a report that a suspect in an earlier incident may be inside and armed.
Police at the scene could not tell us what lead to the raid but did say they were taking precautions that an armed suspect may be inside. Negotiators were called to the scene around 5:30p.
Man surrenders peacefully to SWAT team officers after stand-off. It all started July 22nd at approximately 2:30 p.m. when Washington State Convention Center security called 911 to have an intoxicated male removed from the premises. Patrol officers responded and found the suspect, a male in his 40′s, so intoxicated that after removing him from the convention center they drove him home to his apartment in the 1000 block of Union Street. At approximately 3:56 p.m. officers responded to the same suspect’s apartment in the 1000 block of Union Street for the report of a single gunshot fired inside the apartment. The suspect’s girlfriend had exited the apartment shortly after the gunshot was fired (uninjured) and spoke with the investigating officers. She didn’t know why the suspect discharged the weapon, but indicated that it was not directed at her. The suspect refused to answer the door for officers. The SWAT team responded to the scene and made numerous attempts to get the suspect to come outside. At approximately 8:00 p.m. SWAT officers effected entry into the suspect’s apartment and placed the suspect under arrest. Officers recovered the gun that was believed to be used by the suspect. Thankfully, nobody was injured in the incident.