Armed man barricades self inside Cherrylane Place home

by Kiersten Throndsen, KOMO Communities (Beacon Hill Blog news partner)

Just before 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, officers got a call about a man with a gun along the 1500 block of Cherrylane Place South. Emergency dispatchers say the caller reported the man had been arguing with his neighbors and had pointed a handgun at one of them standing by a window inside a house.

Police say the suspect made a firing motion with the gun and then placed it behind his back and walked back inside his home.

Officers set up a perimeter around the suspect’s home and began efforts to get him to come outside without the gun. The man was unresponsive to officers’ requests, so hostage negotiations and SWAT were called to the scene.

After six hours of negotiating with the man, he finally agreed to surrender. He was placed under arrest at 11:00 p.m. and taken to the South Precinct.

See also the Seattle Police Blotter blog entry about this incident.