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UPDATED: Wed., May 2, 2018, 8:35 p.m.

Officers injured after explosion at barricade scene

A barn behind a house in Connecticut exploded Wednesday night while police and a SWAT team were negotiating with a man who had taken his wife hostage, leaving at least …


UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 7:02 p.m.

Two arrested after SWAT standoff in Five Mile

An hours-long SWAT negotiation Tuesday evening in the Five Mile neighborhood ended in the arrest of two convicted felons.


UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 6 p.m.

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office investigators seize eight firearms, stolen property in early-morning SWAT raid

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office detectives and SWAT team members seized eight firearms, including a sawed-off 10-gauge shotgun, during a SWAT raid early Tuesday morning in Spokane.


UPDATED: Fri., March 10, 2017, 4:07 p.m.

SWAT team called for barricaded assault suspect on Spokane’s South Hill

Spokane Police brought in the SWAT team Friday morning to deal with an assault suspect who appeared to have barricaded himself inside a home in the 1200 block of West …


Two men taken into custody near Spokane Valley with help of SWAT

Two men sought by the U.S. Marshals Service were taken into custody near Spokane Valley on Thursday afternoon after a SWAT team surrounded the house.


SWAT team executes warrant on drug and firearms charge

Spokane police arrested a man on drug charges after the SWAT team executed a search warrant at his South Hill home Friday afternoon.


Deputies arrest man after body found in toxic liquid

A homicide investigation turned into a hazardous materials scene in Nine Mile Falls on Tuesday morning as a woman’s body was found in a tub of toxic liquid. Spokane County …


Bust near school nets drugs, guns

A nine-time convicted felon and reputed white supremacist got a wake-up call Friday morning from the Spokane police SWAT team, which took him into custody after finding drugs, guns, counterfeit …


Police untangle theft of guns in Medical Lake

A reported burglary in Medical Lake last weekend and theft of more than 20 guns resulted in the arrest Wednesday night of a man who allegedly promised the homeowner’s daughter …


Stolen guns lead to SWAT team raids

A reported burglary in Medical Lake last weekend and theft of more than 20 guns resulted in SWAT team raids Wednesday night by deputies and the arrest of a man …


SWAT team arrests man at White Elephant

A SWAT team surrounded the White Elephant store on North Division Street on Friday night after a report of a man entering the building through an air duct on the …


‘Sovereign’ citizens arrested after SWAT team standoff

Two men part of a growing “sovereign” movement that questions government authority were arrested in Otis Orchards today after a SWAT team standoff.


SWAT team brings morning standoff to an end

Sheriff’s deputies and a SWAT team found themselves in a standoff Saturday morning with a man who crashed and abandoned his car at a Freya roundabout.


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2012, 8:32 p.m.

Standoff ends without injury in West Central

Several blocks of West Broadway are blocked off as police try to make contact with a man wanted for 2nd degree assault. The man, who police are not naming, is …


Armed man slips police after threat

A drug addict wanted for car theft pointed a gun at Spokane police officers and pulled the trigger, but the gun did not fire, police said Tuesday. Police say Chase …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 13, 2011, 11:40 a.m.

Police: Felony suspect at large after trying to shoot officer

A man wanted for car theft pointed a gun at a Spokane police officers and pulled the trigger, but the gun did not fire, police said this morning.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 2, 2011, 11:33 a.m.

Four arrested in SWAT standoff with tear gas, K-9

Four people were arrested after police pumped tear gas and released a K-9 into a north side apartment this morning during a six-hour SWAT team standoff.


Shot fired in burglar encounter

A Spokane couple returned home Monday to find an armed burglar inside, leading to a violent confrontation in which a gunshot was fired before the intruder fled and the residents …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 24, 2011, 1:55 p.m.

SWAT team comes up empty in North Side home

A SWAT team stormed a home on Spokane’s North Side early this afternoon after residents came home and found burglar inside the dwelling.


Officer Dan Lesser fired shots that killed man in police standoff

A 16-year Spokane police veteran and member of the SWAT team has been identified as the officer who shot and killed an armed and suicidal man Monday. Authorities said Thursday …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 23, 2011, 1:55 p.m.

Three arrested after shots fired at drinking party

Three 18-year-old men were arrested this morning after a shooting at a drinking party in Spokane Valley.


Police seek ex-con in assault and robbery case

A Spokane man who went to prison for a fight with off-duty police officers in 2009 is now wanted on robbery and kidnapping charges. Crime Stoppers is offering a reward …


Man greeted SWAT team with knife, sheriff’s office says

A man involved in a stolen property investigation threatened a SWAT team with a large knife on Wednesday, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said today.


Jewelry used in rap video led to assault, robbery

An $18,000 piece of jewelry worn during the filming of a rap music video led to a robbery and assault that included theft of the victim’s pants, according to court …


Suspect escapes SWAT team briefly in Post Falls

A 28-year-old Spokane man suspected of kidnapping and extortion sneaked out the back door of a friend’s house to evade the SWAT team Thursday in Post Falls, only to be …


SWAT team called after gunfire on North Side

A pedestrian shot at a driver in north Spokane early this morning, leading to a SWAT team raid at a Queen Avenue home.


Suspected robber arrested after standoff

A man police believe robbed a coffee stand was arrested Friday after a SWAT team standoff.


SWAT team finds wanted man wedged in rafters

A Spokane County sheriff’s SWAT team busted into an apartment Wednesday night after a daylong standoff and found something unusual: a man-size hole in the bathroom ceiling. “We found him …