Police fatally shot man after 9-hour standoff near Lake Stevens

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LAKE STEVENS, Wash. (AP) — A police officer and a deputy fatally shot a Marysville man after a nine-hour standoff near Lake Stevens.

Our news partner The Seattle Times reports that police responded Friday night to reports of gunshots and a suicidal man.

Snohomish County Sheriff’s deputies found an armed man who, at times, was holding a gun to his head. They began negotiations.

A SWAT team arrived at 1 a.m. A family member also spoke to him. Police say they used several “less lethal” methods to try to subdue him.

Officers approached the man about 7:20 a.m. Saturday after police believed he put down the gun. As officers approached, he “made a movement to the gun,” and two officers fired.

He was taken to an Everett hospital, where he died. Police didn’t identify the man.

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