Assault suspect arrested peacefully after 5-hour standoff

The incident evacuated neighboring homes after police called in a SWAT team.

Police peacefully arrested a domestic violence assault suspect yesterday evening after a five-hour standoff that evacuated neighboring homes.

Bellevue Police received a call at about 2:30 p.m. Sunday reporting a domestic violence incident at a home on the 16700 block of Northeast 6th Place. The suspect, a 20-year-old male, is accused of assaulting his father who sustained injuries that were not life threatening.

The suspect had outstanding arrest warrants and barricaded himself in a downstairs room of the home. The suspect was known to police and had expressed desires to harm officers in a 2015 incident, according to public information officer Seth Tyler. Additionally, the suspect had access to weapons, so police called in SWAT and crisis response teams.

Once the teams reached the front door, the suspect peacefully turned himself in and was arrested without incident at about 8:30 p.m.

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