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Individual in custody after standoff, threatening to set self on fire in car at Capitol building

Sep 8, 2022, 9:04 AM
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A person is in custody and receiving a medical evaluation after a standoff of more than two and a half hours with law enforcement officials Wednesday at the state Capitol building in Olympia, Washington State Patrol announced.

According to the WSP, just before noon, the person parked their car in the flag circle in front of the legislative building and indicated that they were going to light themselves on fire in the car.

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WSP, Department of Enterprise Services security, and the Olympia Fire Department brought in negotiators and other resources in response.

Around 2:30 p.m., the person indicated that they were going to take action, at which point WSP SWAT team members breached the car with a fire dampening solution.

The person exited the car and was taken into custody and transported to an area hospital for a medical evaluation.

No charges have been filed thus far.



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