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UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 20, 2019

Police arrest suspected armed burglar of Christmas presents in north Spokane

A man who claimed to be armed refused to leave a North Spokane apartment Friday evening, after residents reportedly came home and found him inside, attempting to steal their belongings.

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 19, 2019

SWAT team arrests suspect hiding in bunk bed bottom at north Spokane apartment

Spokane police SWAT officers arrested a man suspected of assault, burglary and felony harassment at a north Spokane apartment complex after they found him hiding inside a false bottom in …

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 16, 2019

Police ombudsman may recommend SWAT members start wearing body cameras

“What I think is – right now, what I would lean toward – is the most transparency possible,” Spokane Police Ombudsman Bart Logue said of the fact that members of …

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019

Man arrested in connection with early morning East Central shooting

One suspect was arrested Wednesday in connection with an early morning shooting Wednesday in the East Central neighborhood after a SWAT team executed a search warrant on an area home.

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019

Man fires shots at Spokane police officer on South Hill

A Spokane police officer was shot at during a traffic stop but was not injured early Tuesday on the South Hill,

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 4, 2019

Man arrested after early Sunday standoff with police near South Perry district

Jeremy Barkus, 39, is suspected of assaulting a family member with a knife before the standoff began around 6:30 a.m. He was taken into custody without incident about four hours …

UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019

Man accused of robbing teenager at gunpoint in Spokane Valley arrested

The Spokane County Sheriff’s SWAT Team arrested a man who allegedly fired a gun in the July 17 robbery of a teenager on Friday.

UPDATED: Sun., July 7, 2019

Reports of gunfire prompt SWAT standoff at Coeur d’Alene apartment; no one injured

A SWAT team including Coeur d’Alene police officers and Kootenai County sheriff’s deputies responded to the apartment after 4 p.m. and cordoned off the area near Fourth Street and Wallace …

UPDATED: Fri., June 7, 2019

Spokane County Sheriff’s SWAT deployed by helicopter to shooting in Ferry County

Members of the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team were airlifted Friday from Spokane to Republic after a shooting incident occurred when Washington Fish and Wildlife officers tried to execute …

UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019

Man surrenders to Spokane County SWAT team after standoff at West Plains home

A 55-year-old man accused of domestic violence was arrested Tuesday after an hourslong standoff with negotiators and SWAT personnel from the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.

Medical Examiner confirms Amber Alert suspect died from self-inflicted gunshot wound during SWAT standoff

The Whitman County Medical Examiner on Friday confirmed that Justin P. Robertson,

UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019

Police: No new charges against suspect in Monday’s SWAT standoff

A man who allegedly stabbed himself after a SWAT standoff in a downtown motel on Monday appeared in Spokane County Superior Court on Tuesday.

UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019

Man stabs himself after standoff with police at downtown Spokane motel

A four-hour police standoff at a downtown Spokane motel ended Monday evening when the suspect emerged onto a second-floor balcony while repeatedly stabbing himself with a knife. SWAT officers fired …

Man arrested after standoff in West Central Spokane

A SWAT team standoff in West Central neighborhood on Friday night led to the arrest of a man accused of domestic violence assault.

UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019

Man arrested after SWAT presence in north Spokane

A SWAT team was called to a north Spokane residence Tuesday to help defuse a domestic situation in which a man was arrested for allegedly assaulting his roommate while her …

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019

5 fatally shot inside Florida bank, suspect arrested

Several people were shot Wednesday afternoon after a gunman barricaded himself inside a SunTrust Bank in Sebring, Florida, authorities said.

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 28, 2018

Spokane Valley drug house where 20 detained in SWAT raid owned by Spokane-area man charged in 2009 drug sting

An alleged drug house in Spokane Valley – where almost two dozen people were detained Tuesday – is owned by a once-prominent Spokane Realtor, who a little less than 10 …

Spokane Valley raid nets 20 people at suspected drug house

Almost two dozen people were detained Tuesday morning in a Spokane County Sheriff’s Office SWAT raid on an alleged drug house.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018

Man barricades himself in West Central home while mother and children are trapped inside

Police arrested a man Friday accused of breaking into a home while on the run from officers and barricading himself inside as a woman and her young children remained trapped.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018

Oregon man barricaded in Coeur d’Alene hotel room arrested after SWAT standoff

An Oregon man with felony arrest warrants barricaded himself in a Coeur d’Alene hotel room Thursday morning, leading to a SWAT standoff that ended with his arrest.

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018

Spokane Valley man accused of making threats, firing gun into bedroom floor

Sheriff’s deputies called in the SWAT team Friday night after a man allegedly made death threats and fired a handgun into the floor of a bedroom in Spokane Valley.

UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018

Man who made multiple violent threats, sparking Alert Spokane phone notification, arrested in manhunt

Spokane police late Monday arrested a man accused of making violent threats in multiple locations and calling 911 numerous times threatening to kill police.

UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018

‘Gang’ fashion prompts armed confrontation with Pullman teens; man sentenced to 31 months in prison

A 22-year-old man was sentenced Monday to 31 months in prison after he pointed a gun at some teenagers in a Pullman apartment complex, thinking they were part of a …

UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018

Man who fired shotgun on South Hill believed he had killed a burglar, records say

Court records indicate a man who fired a shotgun Friday night on the South Hill believed he had killed a burglar, although police found no evidence he was acting in …

UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018

Four more arrested in connection with Spokane Valley Red Top Motel raid

Four people were recently arrested with ties to the Red Top Motel in Spokane Valley, which was raided last month under suspicion of harboring illegal activity.

UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018

Man arrested after allegedly firing shotgun in South Hill neighborhood

Reports of a man discharged a firearm in the vicinity of the 4100 block of South Altamont Street drew a heavy police presence Friday night.

Student welders save SWAT team money on shooting targets

A southern Idaho sheriff’s office has saved thousands of dollars by recruiting students to build shooting targets for its SWAT team.

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018

Deputies raid Red Top Motel in Spokane Valley

Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies and the SWAT team raided a Spokane Valley motel Tuesday morning.

SWAT team arrests suspect in standoff at Minneapolis hotel

A SWAT team stormed a hotel room on the University of Minnesota campus to end a 38-hour standoff Tuesday after a man who claimed to be armed started setting small …

6-hour standoff ends with arrest

A six-hour standoff with an armed man ended in an arrest on Christmas Eve in Mountlake Terrace.