Deputies arrest armed suspect after hours-long standoff
SPOKANE, Wash. — Deputies arrested a man for pointing a gun at three men working on a car on Bigelow Gulch Rd, near Lehman Rd.
The incident occurred at 5 p.m. on Friday. Police say the man, later identified as 57-year-old Raymond C. Schulte, confronted three men working on a broken-down car in front of Schulte’s property.
The situation escalated quickly and Schulte pointed a pistol at them and fired a round. None of the victims were injured.
Deputies attempted to speak with Schulte, but he refused.
At around 8:15 p.m., crisis negotiators were able to get Schulte to surrender to the SWAT team standing by.
Schulte is expected to be booked into Spokane County Jail for three counts of second-degree assault. This is an ongoing investigation.
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