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SWAT team surround home in north Spokane after shot fired

Aug. 26, 2016 Updated Fri., Aug. 26, 2016 at 10:56 p.m.

A Spokane police SWAT team surrounded a home in the 1100 block of West Frederick Avenue on Friday.

Police responded to a report of a shot fired in that location around 3 p.m. and when they arrived, someone inside the home fired a weapon at police, said Spokane police Officer Josh Laiva.

SWAT responded to the location and negotiators talked to a man in the house, who was later identified as 55-year-old Daryl M. Dalebout. While speaking with negotiators, he made suicidal and homicidal statements and also threatened to burn down the house, said police spokeswoman Teresa Fuller.

The suspect came out of the house after three hours with a sword in his hand, Fuller said. Police fired less-lethal ammunition at him and deployed a K-9, which allowed officers to arrest Dalebout. He was injured during his arrest and was treated at the scene by medics from the Spokane Fire Department’s Rescue Task Force before being taken to a local hospital.

Courtney Gwin, whose three kids were inside the house next door, said her 13-year-old son Jeremiah took his 8- and 2-year-old sisters to the basement when he saw police pointing guns at his neighbor’s house. The children were later able to escape through a basement window.

Said his mother, “He’s a hero.”

Dalebout is expected to be booked into the Spokane County Jail on five counts of first-degree assault after he is treated for his injuries.

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