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Police Trade Fire With Man During Standoff At Seattle House

SUNDAY, SEPT. 8, 1996

Police shot and apparently wounded an armed man during a standoff at a south Seattle home Saturday night.

The man retreated into the house after the shootout, and police negotiators were trying late Saturday to talk him into surrendering.

About 7:30 p.m., officers went to the house to investigate a report of shots fired.

A woman, believed to be the man’s wife, answered the door. Officers backed off when they saw the man inside with a gun. The wife fled the house through a back entrance. The husband came out of the house a short time later and fired several shots, but no officers were hit. Police returned fire.

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