Bellevue standoff ends, streets open to traffic

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by KING 5 News

KREM.com

Posted on July 18, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Updated Thursday, Jul 18 at 1:00 PM

Police took one man into custody after an almost eight-hour standoff in Bellevue. He was holed up in his apartment after 911 calls said he pointed a gun at a neighbor.

Police were called to the Bellefield Manor Apartments at 1830 108th Avenue SE around 3 a.m. Thursday.

Police say the man invited his neighbor over to play chess and for some drinks. At some point, the man started acting unusual and waved a gun around. The guest ran out of the apartment and called 911.

Responding police officers and a SWAT team tried to negotiate for hours to get the man to come out, and at one point used what appeared to be flash bangs and gas grenades.

"I woke up to gunshots," said Anita Mousseau, resident. "Then there was boom boom boom and there was a lady police command that said, 'Come up with your hands up, drop your gun, come out.'"

During the standoff, neighboring apartment units were evacuated. Streets around the complex were closed by police as well as the ramps from Interstate 90 to Bellevue Way. Those ramps have since re-opened.

Officers eventually took the suspect into custody without incident. Bellevue police would not elaborate on how the man was taken into custody and if they recovered a gun.

KING 5's Teresa Yuan contributed to this report.

 

 

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