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Two arrested after standoff

Police arrested two people on suspicion of burglary after a standoff involving the SWAT team early today in North Spokane.

Cody J. Wolk, 24, and Peta N. Shimanski, 24, were arrested early this morning and jailed on charges of first-degree burglary and first-degree robbery, the Spokane Police Department said. The investigation is ongoing, and more charges may be filed, police said.

Officers answered a report of a burglary in the 1100 block of East Nora Avenue about 2 a.m. The homeowner there told police that he had gotten into a physical fight with a burglar who claimed to have a gun. Police found a suspect at 922 E. Ermina Ave., but the people in the apartment refused to cooperate.

A standoff of several hours ensued before the pair were arrested around 6:30 a.m.

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