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Man arrested after seven-hour standoff in Tacoma hotel

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on Oct. 17, 2012 at 6:17 am |
October 17, 2012 7:05 am

After a nearly seven-hour standoff Tuesday night, Fife police and a Tacoma SWAT team arrested a man holed up inside of a hotel.

Fife officers went to La Quinta Inn about 3:40 p.m. to serve the man several state Department of Corrections warrants. It was not immediately known what the warrants were for.

Police heard what they believed was a shotgun being chambered and the man threatening officers.

Tacoma police sent an explosive team and a SWAT team to assist. They eventually used a robot to open the door and the man surrendered about 10 p.m.

No weapons were found in the room.

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