Burien man shoots at police, SWAT team before yelling ‘Uncle’ and being arrested


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A 66-year old Burien man is in custody after firing at police during a lengthy standoff in Burien early Tuesday morning (April 5).

The incident started just after 10 p.m. Monday night (April 4) at a house in the 1200 block of SW 148th Street (map below). A woman called police and said her brother was acting strange and fired a gun in the house.

As the woman was on the phone with 911, the call receiver heard more shots being fired in the background. Deputies responded to the scene and the woman was able to safely exit the house. While deputies were outside of the house they heard another shot.

TAC30 (SWAT) and negotiators arrived and attempted to make contact with the man on the telephone but there was no response. Around 1230 a.m. a “flash-bang” device was sent into the house and there was no response from inside.

Believing the man may have committed suicide TAC30 entered the house just after 1:30 a.m. As they searched the house the man yelled at deputies from a back bedroom. A negotiator tried to talk the man into giving up but the man fired numerous shots through the bedroom door and walls, nearly striking TAC30 members.

TAC30 deployed gas into the room and the man fired a couple more shots before yelling, “Uncle, Uncle.”  He was taken into custody around 2:45 a.m. and booked in the King County Jail for Investigation of Assault 1.

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One Response to “Burien man shoots at police, SWAT team before yelling ‘Uncle’ and being arrested”
  1. Wondering says:

    Sounds like an evaluation by a Mental Health Professional is needed.

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