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Spokane police arrest murder suspect after four-hour standoff in East Central

The suspect, Henry Ziegler, is wanted for a murder that happened on Sunday, Nov. 28.

SPOKANE, Wash. — Spokane police arrested a murder suspect after a standoff in the East Central neighborhood on Tuesday afternoon.

The suspect, Henry Ziegler, barricaded himself inside a home on 7th Avenue. and Stone Street. He is wanted for a murder on Sunday, Nov. 28, according to authorities.

Police got information that the murder suspect was in East Central Spokane on Tuesday afternoon. Officers found him outside a house near 7th and Lee, and said the man ran back inside around 4:30 p.m. and refused to come out. Hours later, the swat team fired some loud, non-lethal noise distraction devices. 

The SWAT team Bearcat drove onto the property with a metal arm extended to bust down the door. The suspect came out a short time later and KREM 2 saw him in handcuffs getting searched. 

According to SPD, Stone Street and Lee Street will be closed off. There is not an estimated time for reopening.

This is a developing story and we will provide updates when we receive them.

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