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One in custody after SWAT situation in North Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police have arrested one man following a SWAT situation in North Spokane.

Police and SWAT surrounded the home, where a man had barricaded himself inside with weapons.

The standoff started as a domestic violence situation just before 10 p.m. near Montgomery and Washington.

Police quickly surrounded the home and attempted to make contact with the man inside, John Hartz.

Police eventually used a chemical agent to force Hartz out of the home. Police arrested him and took him into custody.

Hartz could be charged with first degree assault and possibly burglary charges.


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