February 16, 2012 in City
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“It’s scary stuff,” said Terra Garrett as she greeted her niece Maizy Garrett in front of North Pines Middle School on Wednesday shortly after the school went into lockdown because a man with a gun had been reported nearby. School officials said they were alerted just before dismissal and did not allow students to leave alone.

Spokane County Sheriff SWAT team members escort a 57-year-old man holding an infant wrapped in a blanket away from a house where Ryan Lancaster was holed up with a gun.

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After a three-hour standoff, suspected gunman Ryan Lancaster, 39, surrenders to the Spokane County SWAT team that surrounded a home he had entered near the intersection of North Pines Road and Valleyway on Wednesday afternoon.