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Man arrested after hours-long standoff says "he didn't hear police calling for him"

SPOKANE, Wash. - A man arrested after an hours-long standoff in Spokane appeared in court on Monday.

36-year-old Issac W. Barnhart is accused of assaulting a woman and trying to pour fuel on her car while she drove away with children in the vehicle. 

On April 20, a victim called police saying that Barnhart had assaulted her and was armed with a shotgun at a home in the 3100 block of N. Old Trails Road. 

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On Monday, Barnhart made his first appearance in court. 

During the appearance, Barnhart’s father addressed the court saying “this isn’t normal” for his son. Barnhart himself also addressed the judge saying he is a veteran and was “extremely cooperative” with authorities. He also said that he didn’t hear police calling for him during the approximately four hour standoff.

However, the judge said he was concerned for public safety, especially considering the large response by authorities.

Barnhart’s bond was set at $50,000.

This is a developing story.


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