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Deputies, SWAT team respond to Spokane Valley standoff

Sun., April 7, 2013, 3:33 p.m.

The Spokane County Sheriff’s office bomb squad and SWAT team surrounded a Spokane Valley apartment building early Sunday morning after learning a man with a gun had threatened two people in a parking lot.

Deputies were called to the building, at 511 S. Sullivan Road, around 3:20 a.m., based on reports of gunshots.

They detained two men who were trying to leave the Sullivan Court Apartments. The men told deputies they had been inside the building when an argument took place with 32-year-old Justin Roberson. Officers learned Roberson had a felony warrant for a weapons violation charge.

Due to Roberson’s record, deputies secured the location and brought in extra officers and Sheriff’s Office hostage negotiators.

At 6:20 a.m. Roberson was taken into custody without incident. He was booked into jail on a felony warrant. No injuries were reported.


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