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TWEET FROM KHQ'S KELSEY WATTS 11:18 Front of the skate shop where SWAT standoff was, shop was already closed for biz, but it's a wreck now. @khqlocalnews http://t.co/rc4hTUPn1I
TWEET FROM KHQ'S KELSEY WATTS 11:06 Suspect used a mattress to barricade himself inside the skate shop in #Hillyard, you can see it here. @khqlocalnews http://t.co/WjxlvH8xHM
TWEET FROM KHQ'S KELSEY WATTS 10:58: Tape coming down now, streets back open after hours-long standoff. @khqlocalnews http://t.co/ABpbwalS12
TWEET FROM KHQ'S KELSEY WATTS 10:52: Police tape still up as @spokanepd finish gathering evidence at #Hillyard Skateboard shop. @khqlocalnews http://t.co/U4hqoydlAR
TWEET FROM KHQ'S KELSEY WATTS 10:36AM: SPD: officers used a great deal of restraint, several rounds of tear gas were fired, suspect had several chances to surrender. @KHQLocalNews
TWEET FROM KHQ'S KELSEY WATTS 10:33AM: SPD: suspect does have a criminal history, has resisted arrest before. Victim was bleeding profusely in his house. @KHQLocalNews
TWEET FROM KHQ'S KELSEY WATTS 10:29AM: SPD: suspect tried to stab the officers, his intent was to hurt them. Will be taken in for mental health eval. @KHQLocalNews
TWEET FROM KHQ'S KELSEY WATTS 10:28: SPD: SWAT & negotiation team were here, suspect was holding a mannequin behind the window to look as if there was 2nd person. @KHQLocalNews
TWEET FROM KHQ'S KELSEY WATTS 10:27AM: SPD: machete man is neighbor of attack victim, also had sledgehammer, advanced on police, officers risked their lives. @KHQLocalNews
TWEET FROM KHQ'S KELSEY WATTS 10:16AM: We're awaiting a briefing from @spokanepd on SWAT situation w machete wielding man in #Hillyard. @KHQLocalNews
TWEET FROM KHQ'S KELSEY WATTS 9:59AM: Suspect in 6 hour SWAT standoff in #Hillyard is now in custody, per @SpokanePD. updates @KHQLocalNews,
TWEET FROM KHQ'S MATT ROGERS 8:49AM: #SWAT just fired 4 more rounds of gas into the skateboard shop. That makes 8 total rounds this morning. #Hillyard #Standoff @KHQLocalNews
TWEET FROM KHQ'S MATT ROGERS 8:39AM: Still no sign of suspect in the #Hillyard skateboard shop #standoff. Going on for nearly 6 hours now. @KHQLocalNews
TWEET FROM KHQ'S MATT ROGERS 7:39AM: Just heard what sounded like 4 rounds of tear gas being shot into the skate shop. #hillyard #standoff @KHQLocalNews
TWEET FROM KHQ'S MATT ROGERS 7:31AM: #SWAT has knocked down the front door to skate shop in #Hillyard. @KHQLocalNews
TWEET FROM KHQ'S MATT ROGERS 6:24AM: Because the suspect owns the skate shop, there's the possibility that he has weapons other than the machete stashed in there. @KHQLocalNews
TWEET FROM KHQ'S MATT ROGERS 6:17AM: Initially photographer Don Clossin & I had a great view if what was going on, but #SWAT made us move back for our safety. @KHQLocalNews
TWEET FROM KHQ'S MATT ROGERS 6:15AM: Every few minutes I hear police asking the suspect to come out of the skate shop in #Hillyard using a loud speaker & sirens. @KHQLocalNews
TWEET FROM KHQ'S MATT ROGERS 5:48AM: #SWAT still trying to verbally talk the suspect out of #Hillyard skateboard shop. He is the shop owner. @KHQLocalNews
SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are currently attempting to get a man out of a skateboard shop in the Hillyard neighborhood after they say the man charged at police with a machete.
Around 3:00 AM Police say a man forced his way into an apartment next to Hillyard Skateboards armed with a machete. Once inside police say the man assaulted the resident who suffered non life threatening injuries.
The man exited the apartment where police met him; that's when officers say the man charged at them multiple times with the machete, nearly forcing them to use force against him.
He eventually ran off to the skateboard shop nearby, police later learned that the man owns the shop.
Officers with the Spokane Police department have the place surrounded and say they know who the man is based on prior incidents.