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Man arrested after standoff at motel was armed with gun, room held more firearms, police say

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 21, 2020

After a standoff that resulted in dozens of police cars on scene and a closure of several blocks of Division Street on Tuesday night, police arrested a suspect they allegedly found with a loaded gun.

About 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, officers and detectives from several Spokane Police Department units learned a suspect with a felony fugitive warrant out of Idaho was holed up at the Apple Tree Inn. Daniel Haslage, 26, is also a suspect in “multiple crimes spanning three states,” according to a Spokane Police Department news release.

Officers arrested him without injuries to him or officers, although they said he had a loaded gun.

Because of intelligence that there were several armed people in the motel room, police called in resources including SWAT, hostage negotiators, the K9 unit, the Explosives Disposal Unit, Spokane Fire Department and medics.

For several hours, police closed off Highway 395 from Westview Avenue to Country Homes Boulevard and Holland Avenue between U.S. 395 and Division while evacuating the units around the suspect, the release said.

About 10:30 p.m., police executed a search warrant on the room. Another adult was detained. Police found multiple loaded firearms in the room. The investigation is ongoing and there will likely be more criminal charges, the release said.

Haslage was booked into Spokane County Jail on a fugitive charge for the felony warrant out of Idaho.

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