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SWAT Standoff in Renton Highlands Ends in Arrest Of Kent Man

The standoff took place in the 1700 block of Harrington Avenue Northeast.


UPDATE: 

Police arrested a 22-year-old Kent man today after a short standoff with U.S. Marshals, Renton Police and Valley SWAT.

The man, whose name has not yet been released, was wanted for Felony Assault and Unlawful Firearm Possession.

Police first tried to serve the warrant earlier in the afternoon; however, when the man did not surrender, Valley SWAt was called in to assist.

The incident caused police to block traffic to the 1700 block of Harrington Avenue Northeast, where the man hid in a nearby residence and refused to come out.

U.S. Marshals and Renton Police worked to capture the man on an arrest warrant stemming from a May incident, in which the man allegedly shot at a number of other people in the Renton Highlands, according to a news release from the Renton Police Department.



ORIGINAL STORY:

Access to an area of the Renton Highlands, in the 1700 block of Harrington Avenue Northeast, has been blocked by police as the result of a SWAT standoff.

U.S. Marshals and Renton Police are attempting to arrest a 22-year-old Kent man with a felony arrest warrant, according to Renton officials. The warrant is from an earlier incident in the Renton Highlands during which the man allegedly shot at a number of other people. This is not information available whether of not those shots resulted in any injuries.

This afternoon, Agents from the U.S. Marshals Office received information that the man was hiding in a house in Renton. Following a number of unanswered commands for the man to surrender and exit the house, Renton Police obtained a search warrant to enter the residence.

Due to the suspect’s history, and the violent nature of the underlying offense behind the warrant, units of the Valley SWAT are be involved, according to a press release sent out this afternoon. 

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