SWAT team responds to Olympia apartment to arrest wanted man

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OLYMPIA, Wash. —

 Officers arrested an armed wanted man living in an Olympia apartment Friday evening with the help of a Thurston County SWAT team, police said.

 

The incident happened before 8 p.m. at the Ashwood Downs apartments in the 1800 block of Ashwood Downs Lane Southeast.

 

According to police, officers were informed that a man residing in one of the units had a felony warrant for his arrest and he was armed with a loaded SKS assault rifle.

 

When officers arrived to the man’s residence, they requested him to come out, but he refused.

 

Olympia police called the Thurston County SWAT team to assist and help take the man into custody.

 

Other residents in the complex were informed by police and safely evacuated to a different location.

 

After several hours, the SWAT team found the man and took him into custody.

 

Police said before the man was taken into custody, he was transported to Providence St. Peter’s Hospital to be medically evaluated prior to being booked into the Thurston County Jail for fourth-degree domestic violence, felony harassment and assault, outstanding felony warrants and first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm.