Wanted suspect arrested in SWAT standoff at Spokane apartment complex

Wanted suspect arrested in SWAT standoff at Spokane apartment complex
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A wanted suspect is in custody following a SWAT standoff at a Spokane apartment complex on Thursday.

The standoff took place at the Forest Creek Apartments in North Spokane.

Spokane Police identified the man as 41-year-old Jason W. Ely, who was previously wanted by the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office on a $100,000 bail on Tuesday.

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Due to the outstanding warrants, Spokane Police called in the SWAT team and negotiators to be safe.

Police used a flash bang, robots and a K9 to find the suspect, who was hiding inside some furniture. Police are working to clear the scene and say it should be open by 5 p.m.

SWAT standoff at the Forest Creek Apartments in N Spokane is over. Police say the suspect had several warrants & a history of violence. They brought in extra resources to be safe. #4NewsNow pic.twitter.com/lKxrTTxm9M

— Kyle Simchuk (@KyleKXLY) December 20, 2019