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Thursday, September 19, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Barricaded man surrenders to police after standoff

A police call around noon Saturday that started with a report of a man breaking windows with a hammer at a home in Indian Trail ended with an arrest after an hours-long standoff.

Several witnesses said the man was yelling and ripping screens out of windows. He then reportedly jumped out a second-story window, ran down the street and broke into a nearby home in the 5100 block of West Russett Drive, where he barricaded himself in a bedroom, according to a Spokane Police Department news release.

The homeowner got out of the home the man broke into, but told police that there were guns inside. Police negotiated with the man, identified as 34-year-old Arley D. Hunt, for several hours before Hunt surrendered.

Hunt reportedly became uncooperative after he was handcuffed and was taken to a local hospital for an evaluation, police said. He is facing charges of residential burglary, second-degree malicious mischief and possession of methamphetamine.

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