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UPDATED: SWAT standoff ends at home near Lacey

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on March 22, 2012 at 5:43 am |
March 22, 2012 9:12 am

UPDATED at 9:08 a.m.

A SWAT standoff at a home just outside of Lacey ended this morning after a man wanted on warrants reportedly shot and killed himself.

Thurston County sheriff’s Lt. Greg Elwin told The Olympian that SWAT team members heard the gunshot around 6 a.m. When officers went in, they found the 35-year-old man dead.

Elwin would not release the man’s name.

Thurston County sheriff’s deputies had gone to the home in the 1100 block of Irene Street about 12:40 a.m. today to arrest the 35-year-old man on five outstanding warrants, Thurston County sheriff’s Lt. Greg Elwin said.

While the deputies were inside the home, the man grabbed a weapon and retreated into a room. Deputies tried to get the man to come out but he refused, Elwin said.

The deputies decided to leave the home. The home’s other occupants also were evacuated.

The deputies continued to try to negotiate with the man. When he continued to stay inside the room, the SWAT team was called to the scene, Elwin said.

No other injuries were reported.

Elwin told The Olympian the incident is not connected to the Monday triple shooting in Lacey that left one man dead and two injured.

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