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Police arrest suspect after standoff in Airway Heights

AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - Police arrested a wanted man Tuesday morning after an hours-long standoff in Airway Heights. 

Airway Heights police responded to a residence in the 12500 block of West Frank in Airway Heights around midnight Monday.

Officers were searching for 36-year-old Timothy J. LaFontaine, who had a felony warrant out for his arrest. Police were after the same man last week at a hotel, but that standoff ended with officers finding no one inside. This time, officers tracked him to a trailer home, where he refused to come out.

Officers thought LaFontaine was armed and dangerous but no gun was found. A SWAT team was called in around 12:30 a.m., and they surrounded the home. LaFontaine eventually came out around two hours later and surrendered. 

 


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