Body found inside Issaquah home believed to be gunman
ISSAQUAH, Wash. (AP) — The Washington State Patrols says a body has been found inside a charred Issaquah home where an armed man had held his sister and her family hostage for hours this weekend.
Investigators believe the body belongs to the gunman.
He was barricaded inside the home at the time of the fire.
Around 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Issaquah police were called to the home after a woman reported a suspicious person outside.
A few minutes later, the homeowner called 911 to report she was now being held at gunpoint with her fiancé and her 5- and 8-year-old children by her 28-year-old brother.
SWAT later rescued those held hostage and then a fire broke out.
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