SPOKANE, Wash. -- Police safely ended a standoff Monday morning with an armed domestic violence suspect.
Authorities got a domestic violence call Sunday night around 11:00 on W. 14th Avenue near S. Marquette Street. Police said Jesse Hayden, 27, was seen by witnesses assaulting a woman, leaving the home with a gun and pointing it at others outside the home.
Hayden was then seen going back into the home with the woman and two small children while he was still armed with a handgun.
Officers set up a perimeter. SWAT and Hostage Negotiators were called to the scene and began attempts to contact Hayden.
Officials got a hold of Hayden on the phone and told him to come out of the home. At first, they said Hayden agreed but he did not come out. He then stop talking to police on the phone.
Officers then tried to call the woman inside the home but there was no answer on her phone. Police made announcements over the PA system and continued negotiations with Hayden with no response.
At 5:15 Monday morning, the woman who was inside the home came out safely and told officers there were still two children inside.
At 5:45 a.m., Hayden came out of the home holding a small child. Negotiations continued and officers were able to safely take the child from Hayden.
He was arrested without incident. He was booked into the Spokane County Jail on two charges of Second Degree Assault DV
The firearm that witnesses said Hayden was holding was recovered during the execution of a search warrant.