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 afterÂ 10 p.m.Â 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.Â Deputies responded to the scene and the woman was able to safely exit the house.Â 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.Â Around 1230 a.m. a â€œflash-bangâ€ 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 afterÂ 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, â€œUncle, Uncle.â€Â He was taken into custody aroundÂ 2:45 a.m.Â and booked in the King County Jail for Investigation of Assault 1.
On my way to 1200 blk of SW 148 St where barricaded armed man shot at police. He is in custody. No one injured!— KingcosoPIO (@kingcosoPIO) April 5, 2016
I love Burien. The popo just kicked my neighbors out of our houses bc there’s a rogue one shooting and they’re calling in the SWAT— Fox (@ChloeMc123) April 5, 2016
Stand-off in Burien. 66yo male in house with gun. Just heard two loud bangs. Possibly flash bangs from SWAT. #Q13FOX pic.twitter.com/HdqrCBGzvq— Bryan Howard (@BryanH_Q13Fox) April 5, 2016
Unconfirmed: standoff in Burien looks to be over. Some police seen packing up gear. 148th still closed #komonews pic.twitter.com/CPNmoTFoNx— Thomas Lin (@TLinkomo4) April 5, 2016
From the standoff this morning in Burien. Luckily he surrendered without anyone getting hurt. pic.twitter.com/q3AtpPsGxj— Frank Koumaros (@FrankKOMO) April 5, 2016
Sounds like an evaluation by a Mental Health Professional is needed.
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