SPD units are demanding a suspect give himself up in a standoff on 21st Ave between Union and Pine. We don’t yet have details on what lead to the situation but we have reports of a flash-bang going off and police attempting to communicate with the suspect via bullhorn and demand that he come outside and give himself up.
There are cop cars at 22nd and Pine….. I certainly heard the flash grenade go off (thought at first it might be the sub station) I can also hear them occasionally speaking to the person. It sounds like they may have a helicopter either on the way or waiting….. I’d love to know what it’s all about and just how concerned I should be.
Man that’s too bad. I used to live across the street from there. Eddie was always a really friendly neighbor who seemed to definitely have some history with the police, but I never quite figured out the details. I hope it all works out OK with nobody getting hurt.
I walked right through on my way home around 11:30. I was surprised no one stopped me or asked me to go around. I walked right by the officer that was talking, then he ran towards the front of the house with his hand on his gun. Obviously I stopped and backed away because I didn’t know if a shooting was about to happen. Since no shots were fired I crossed 21st only to see another police officer hiding behind an SUV with a rifle in his hands.
Too close for comfort for me.
this is on my nightly dog walk route … the picture is on 20th, I have no idea what house this action involved but the entire incident gives me pause