Man detained after hostage situation involving child

SPOKANE, Wash. --- A SWAT situation at Morton Court and Westview Court in Spokane ended peacefully with no injuries on Wednesday afternoon.

Just after noon, Spokane Police responded to a report of a man calling from the Deer Run apartments on N. Morton St. where he claimed he had a hostage and weapons. 

When officers arrived on scene, they learned the suspect was barricaded in his apartment with a child and was possibly suicidal, according to police. The Spokane Police SWAT Team, hostage negotiators and the Spokane Regional Explosives Disposal Unit all responded and secured the location.

Authorities said the SWAT team was able to detain the suspect and get the child out without anyone being hurt.

Officials said the investigation is ongoing and there is no threat to the community.   

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