Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Partly Cloudy Night 31° Partly Cloudy
News >  Spokane

SWAT standoff in north Spokane ends with woman in custody, but wanted man remains on the loose

From staff reports

A SWAT team took a woman into custody Thursday morning after a standoff in north Spokane that lasted more than an hour, but a wanted man remains on the loose.

Law enforcement officials responded early Thursday to a home near North Perry Street and East Queen Avenue, a few blocks from Rogers High School. They said they were after a man who was wanted on weapons charges and believed to be armed.

At about 7:40 a.m., police said they had taken a woman into custody, and that the man was not in the home as expected. Neither individual has been identified. Police said they don’t believe the man is a threat to public safety.

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

Local journalism is essential.

Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.

Active Person

Subscribe to the Coronavirus newsletter

Get the day’s latest Coronavirus news delivered to your inbox by subscribing to our newsletter.