A Puyallup man suspected of raping a neighbor killed himself early Friday morning while Pierce County Sheriff’s deputies prepared to arrest him.
The suspect’s suicide ended a five-hour standoff in the 11400 block 63rd Court East, sheriff’s spokesman Detective Ed Troyer said.
Deputies have not released the suspect’s name.
He allegedly lured a neighbor into his home Thursday night and sexually assaulted her. The woman escaped about 9 p.m. and called 911.
Deputies arrived shortly afterward with a SWAT unit. Troyer said they tried to negotiate with the suspect, but he barricaded himself in the home and refused to leave. …