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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.

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