Police standoff with felon near Joyce ends after nearly 8 hours
PORT ANGELES, Wash. — A police standoff with a felon who said he was holding another man hostage ended after nearly 8 hours Tuesday afternoon as the ex-convict surrendered at the Salt Creek RV Park on Highway 112 east of Joyce, the Peninsula Daily News reported.
Police negotiators were able to talk Ordez Eugene Kompkoff, 20, into giving himself up. John Hosel, whom Kompkoff said he was holding at gunpoint, also emerged from the home.
Kompkoff was to be booked into the Clallam County jail, and Hosel would be interviewed, a spokesman said.
No firearms had been recovered.
The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office, Port Angeles Police Department and other law enforcement agencies had closed Highway 112 at mile marker 51 during the standoff, the Daily News reported.
The Daily News reported that Port Angeles Police Deputy Chief Brian Smith said Kompkoff was recently released from state Department of Corrections custody for unlawful possession of a firearm.
It was not immediately clear why authorities were seeking Kompkoff on Tuesday.