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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Sirens & Gavels

Gunman bursts into Spokane man’s home

A gunman pushed his way into an elderly man's home Sunday evening, KHQ reported today.

Nicholas Lawson, 21, was arrested after a 20-minute standoff with police at Fred Megerth's Spokane home that began about 7 p.m. Lawson claimed to have been chased and asked Megerth (left, picture courtesy KHQ) to call police, according to KHQ.

"Throughout the entire ordeal Megerth said the thing what worried him the most was that a gun battle would break out between Lawson and his supposed pursuers," KHQ reported. "Fortunately, no one, besides police, came looking for him."

Read more and view an interview with Megerth at

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