Man arrested after Nine Mile Falls standoff

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on May 17, 2014 at 11:11 AM

Updated Sunday, May 18 at 8:10 AM

NINE MILE FALLS, Wash. -- Spokane police arrested a man who barricaded himself in a home in Nine Mile Falls Saturday morning, according to authorities.

The home was near the intersection of W. Carlson and W. Pine Bluff Rd.  Investigators said officers tracked a reported stolen vehicle to the residence.

Police said the suspect, 43-year-old Blaze E. Smith, refused to come out of the home. SWAT and hostage negotiators were called to the scene. The standoff lasted for hours, according to SPD.

Smith eventually surrendered after authorities obtained a search warrant and released a chemical agent into the home, officials said.

Police said Smith would be booked into the Spokane County Jail for Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle and other warrants.

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