Man at center of hours-long Mukilteo standoff arrested
MUKILTEO, Wash. - A sleepy Mukilteo neighborhood woke up to the sound of flash-bang grenades exploding and the electric crackle of a bullhorn as police tried to end an hours-long standoff with a domestic violence suspect.
But when officers finally entered the home where he was holed up, at around 6:45 a.m. Thursday, the suspect was not there. However, police found two blocks away about three hours later and took him into custody.
The drama originally unfolded at around 10 p.m. Wednesday when officers responded to a home just off 60th Avenue West at 94th Street SW in Mukilteo.
A woman there told police she was attacked with something sharp. She got out of the house and went to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
The man accused of attacking her holed up inside the house, and a SWAT team responded to the scene.
Police set off flash-bangs and used a bullhorn to repeat a number of times that he is under arrest and needed to come out with his hands up. When he failed to respond, officers entered the home and found he was no longer there.
He's now booked into the Snohomish County Jail for investigation of Domestic Violence Assault.