Kirkland man brandishing rifle and sword enters 80-minute standoff with police outside condo
Sep 2, 2022, 11:49 AM | Updated: 11:51 am
Kirkland Police Department (KPD) officers arrested a man Friday after an 80-minute-long standoff for threatening to kill a maintenance worker.
According to police, the worker confronted the man at the Ridgewood Condos on suspicion of illegally dumping his trash at the complex.
The man proceeded to pull a rifle and swords from his vehicle, pointing the weapons at the maintenance employee, and threatening to murder them.
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Kirkland Police responded to reports of the incident, at which point the suspect barricaded themselves in the condo complex.
After an 80-minute standoff, the man exited the unit and surrendered himself to police.
“During the standoff, the suspect would exit the back of his unit onto like a second-floor balcony, would engage with police and dialogue a little bit, and then kind of retreat back into his unit,” a spokesperson for the KPD told KIRO Newsradio.
The suspect was booked into jail under felony harassment charges Wednesday afternoon.