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Spokane police arrest man following standoff

UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018

From staff reports

A 52-year-old man was arrested Saturday morning following a standoff with Spokane police.

Police responded to a call of a man, Jimmy R. Engleman, reportedly shooting at neighboring homes from his North Post Street residence.

When officers arrived, Engleman allegedly kept shooting, police said, but it’s unclear if the man was shooting at the officers.

Police closed Wellesley Avenue between Wall and Lincoln streets and called in negotiators and SWAT, which deployed chemical agents into the home to force Engleman out.

Engleman surrendered without incident, police said, and was charged with multiple counts of first-degree assault.

Editor’s note: This article was changed on May 22, 2018 to correct the name of the street on which Engleman lives.

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