Police vehicle

Kent Police arrest armed suspect at apartment complex

Valley SWAT team responds Aug. 10 to incident at Olympic Skyline Apartments on East Hill

Kent Police took a man into custody after he reportedly pointed a gun at his neighbors at about 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10 at the Olympic Skyline Apartments/Condominiums, 10001 SE 253rd Pl.

Officers responded and spoke with witnesses who said a man had been arguing with his neighbors earlier, pointed a gun at them and then retreated into his apartment, according to police. Witnesses said that after the man entered his apartment, they heard gunshots from inside the residence.

Kent Police requested the Valley SWAT team due to concerns for the safety of neighbors and responding officers. The SWAT team secured the area and a trained hostage negotiator was deployed and contacted the man.

After hours of patient negotiations, a warrant for the arrest of the man was requested and authorized by a judge, according to police. The man continued to refuse to exit, but the K-9 unit and Valley SWAT officers took the man into custody, according to police.

Officers recovered two firearms that were in the man’s possession, according to police. The man had minor injuries. No other injuries were reported.

Police did not say what led to the argument between the man and his neighbors.

Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@kentreporter.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.kentreporter.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in News

Kent Police Blotter: May 28 to June 10

Incidents include robberies at Walgreens, 7-Eleven; assaults, shots fired

Kent School District’s Class of 2024 high school graduates | Photos

Kent-Meridian, Kentlake, Kentridge, Kentwood, Kent Laboratory Academy graduated last weekend

Renton Police respond June 5 to a fatal shooting outside the Big 5 Sporting Goods store on South Grady Way. COURTESY PHOTO, Renton Police
Man charged in killing of Kent teen outside Renton sporting goods store

Off-duty security officer reportedly fired at least seven shots at Kent-Meridian High student

King County’s MLK distinguished service award goes to Kent’s Shamso Issak

Councilmember Dave Upthegrove selects Living Well Kent director for the honor

Renton man sentenced for 2021 murder in Kent parking lot

Receives 30-year sentence for shooting Avery Wilcox Jr.

Courtesy Photo, Kent School District
Kent School District receives clean state audit for 2022-2023

District in compliance with financial statements and activities, according to state auditor

Second Kent-Meridian High School student in 3 days fatally shot

Hazrat Ali Rohani, 17, killed June 5 in shooting outside of Big 5 Sporting Goods in Renton

Construction sign on SR 18. (Cameron Sires/ Sound Publishing)
WSDOT responds to stakeholders about future I-90/SR 18 projects

Construction causes concerns about congestion for freight and commuter traffic.

King County launches secure computer tablet program for people in custody

Phone calls, e-books and resources at jails in Seattle and Kent and youth detention facility in Seattle

Students receive 49 scholarships at Kent Community Foundation event

More than $100,000 awarded to high school students

Kent-Meridian High School. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District
Man, 18, found shot in parking lot identified as Kent-Meridian student | Update

Medical Examiner’s Office rules death of Cristopher Medina Zelaya a homicide

Federal agents arrest Kent man for allegedly distributing drugs

Mexican citizen reportedly part of drug trafficking ring in Washington, Mexico and Colombia