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UPDATED: SWAT at Puyallup mobile home where police say man has barricaded himself inside; Some nearby homes evacuated

Post by Alexis Krell / The News Tribune on Jan. 27, 2013 at 4:24 pm |
January 27, 2013 6:08 pm

A 53-year-old man was arrested Sunday evening after police said he barricaded himself inside his mobile home after he allegedly assaulted his wife and destroyed her property.

Police initially got a call about a domestic violence incident at 12:40 p.m. in the 200 block of 27th Avenue Southeast.

The suspect refused to exit the mobile home, indicated he was armed and would not communicate with officers, spokesman Capt. Scott Engle said. Metro SWAT went into the home about 4:30 p.m., at which point the man complied and was taken into custody without incident, according to police.

Authorities found what appeared to be a look-alike gun in the home, but no weapons on the man’s person when he was arrested, Engle said.

Upon arrival officers spoke with his wife, who escaped the home before police arrived, Engle said. Her account gave officers probable cause to arrest her husband for investigation of felony domestic violence related to assault, malicious mischief domestic violence related to destruction of property, and unlawful imprisonment, Engle said.

He did not provided details of the alleged crimes, because the investigation was ongoing, he said.

Shortly after the arrest, the man was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital for an unknown medical condition, Engle said. Details of his condition were not available.

Some nearby homes were evacuated as Metro SWAT responded to the mobile home, Engle said.

Loud bangs that may have been heard in the area as the SWAT crew responded were distraction devices used by officers, Engle said.

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