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Police: Armed suspect surrenders in Edmonds

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EDMONDS, Wash. - An armed man surrendered Saturday night after barricading himself inside an apartment and sparking a five-hour standoff.

He gave up only after a SWAT officer shot at him.

Police responded to an apartment complex in the 20900 block of 76th Avenue West a bit before 2:30 p.m.

SWAT was called to the scene around 5 p.m.

Police say the suspect, a 37-year-old man, broke into a unit belonging to a former co-worker and started damaging items throughout his home.

After breaking into the unit, the suspect forced the tenant out of the apartment and locked the door.

The suspect and the tenant worked together several years ago, police say.

Police say the SWAT officer fired at the suspect when he pointed at gun at officers, but the suspect wasn't hit.

He then surrendered about 10 minutes later. Police say the suspect's last know address was in Edmonds.

Police say the suspect's last know address was in Edmonds.

Police aren't sure what caused the suspect to show up at the former co-worker's apartment.

When police arrived, they tried to get him to come out. But he showed up at the front door with a pistol, and officers fell back.



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