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Authorities arrest person accused of crashing minivan into Burien store, holding police at bay for hours

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BURIEN, Wash — After a nearly 5-hour long standoff, authorities were able to arrest a person who allegedly rammed a minivan into a sporting goods store in an attempt to burglarize the business early Tuesday morning.

Investigators on scene had told Q13 FOX News they feared whoever was inside may have gone straight to the guns on display and armed themselves further with weapons and ammunition.

Authorities said they were called moments after the vehicle crashed its way into the Big 5 store on SW 148th Street and arrived on scene while the burglar or burglars were still inside the business.

That’s when the standoff began and negotiators tried to convince whoever was inside to give themselves up and come out peacefully.

SW 148th Street was closed from 1st Ave to 3rd Ave SW for hours and reporters at the scene we even moved further afield at one point out of concern they could be within shooting distance.

The man is expected to face charges in federal court, authorities said.

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3 comments

  • Kenneth Briggs

    early xmas shopping , guess this should be good for two years in jail plus pay for the damages and all the fines , guess he will not need the car for a while . the police should keep it and junk it . thanks to the police department forgetting this bad boy off the streets ,

    • Ralph

      I hope the law enforcement gets this settled without anyone getting hurt. The criminal probably disabled his car when crashing through the front door. Dummy!

  • kittenfuud

    And I had a bunch of stuff to do in Burien today, right where this took place. Guess I’ll bag it, there are still copters buzzing around and last word is they think there’s another guy in there. Joy to the freakin’ world.