Hours-long Queen Anne SWAT standoff ends when suspect shoots himself

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SEATTLE -- A SWAT standoff in Seattle's Queen Anne neighborhood ended just before 2:30 p.m. Monday after the suspect shot himself.

Police said the man was found inside the home with a gunshot wound.

According to Seattle police, SWAT officers attempted to serve an arrest warrant on a robbery suspect around 6 a.m. at a home near W Galer St & 4th Ave W.

Police said the suspect claimed to be armed with a handgun and refused to come out of the home. Negotiators worked for hours in an effort to get the suspect to surrender.

Around 8 a.m., the suspect allowed a boy to leave the house. At first, police reported that it was the man's adult son, but they later said it was a boy who doesn't appear to be related to the man.

Officers blocked off several blocks in the area. King County Metro said several buses that go through Queen Anne had to be rerouted.

 

 

W Galer St & 4th Ave W, Seattle, WA