PUYALLUP, Wash. — A suspect has been arrested following an hourslong standoff at a Puyallup apartment complex on Tuesday.
According to Pierce County Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Darren Moss, officers with the Puyallup Police Department responded to the apartment complex located in the 1700 block of East Main Street for a domestic violence incident around 1 p.m.
A 911 caller reported that their ex-boyfriend has shown up at their apartment, violating a domestic violence court order, and was hiding in a closet, according to the Pierce County Force Investigation Team.
Before arriving at the scene, police confirmed that the 37-year-old man had felony and misdemeanor domestic violence warrants out for his arrest.
When officers arrived at the scene, the suspect remained barricaded inside. Once police attempted to contact him, he fired at approaching officers, prompting police to fire back, according to PCFIT.
Two officers with the Puyallup Police Department were struck.
Both officers sustained non-life-threatening injuries, according to Puyallup police.
***UPDATE***— Puyallup Police (@PuyallupPD) January 25, 2023
The suspect has surrendered and is in-custody being transported to a local hospital.
E. Main is now open.
Shelter in place order has been removed. Residents can return home.
According to video from the scene, multiple SWAT units and officers negotiated with the subject. Video provided by Charles Joyner of Northwest Motorsports showed a heavy SWAT presence and what sounds like a gunshot. It is not clear where the apparent gunshot came from.
Residents of River Trail Apartments and Addison Trail Apartments were asked to shelter in place while authorities respond to the scene.
The suspect came out of the apartment and surrendered to police just before 7 p.m., according to PCFIT.
He was transported to the hospital to be treated for an injury to his hand. Once he is released from the hospital, he will be booked into jail for multiple counts of first-degree assault, violation of a domestic violence no-contact order and outstanding warrants.
Standoff over. Man in custody. pic.twitter.com/HSIU3W2m5a— Gwen Baumgardner (@NewsGirlGwen) January 25, 2023
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