Standoff at Motel 6 ends with domestic violence suspect in custody

SPOKANE, Wash. — A domestic violence suspect has been taken into custody following an hours-long standoff with Spokane Police at the Motel 6 near the Finch Arboretum.

Police said they first responded to a domestic violence call around 4:30 a.m. A woman said her ex-boyfriend stole her car and locked himself inside. She was able to get out safely.

Officers have not identified the suspect, but said there was probable cause to arrest him for domestic violence assault, unlawful imprisonment, robbery and felony violation of a domestic violence order.

Patrol officers, SWAT and hostage negotiators all responded to the scene and took the suspect into custody just before 10 a.m.

All other hotel guests were evacuated earlier this morning.

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