Fire engulfs Hoquiam house during SWAT standoff

Posted by Nick Provenza

Update at 6:50 a.m.:

HOQUIAM (AP) — Fire has engulfed a house in Hoquiam where a standoff has been under way since Wednesday with a man suspected of shooting a police officer.

Video from KOMO and KIRO TV shows this house fully involved in flames before dawn Thursday as firefighters arrived.

Video also showed police withdrawing a robot that had been used in the standoff.

There’s no immediate word on the man who was holed up on the second floor of the home.

Police say he shot an officer who attempted to arrest him Wednesday on an outstanding warrant. The officer was grazed and has been treated and released.

Original post:

HOQUIAM (AP) — A standoff in Hoquiam continues into a second day as a SWAT team surrounds a house holding a man suspected of shooting a police officer who attempted to arrest him.

Officers say the man has disabled two police robots that were sent into the house. They believe he has a gas mask that has enabled him to withstand tear gas.

The standoff began about 11 a.m. Wednesday when officers attempted to arrest the 49-year-old on an outstanding warrant. The day before they had arrested a 53-year-old woman at the home.

After the officer was wounded, other officers returned fire and the man retreated into the second floor of the house.

The wounded officer was treated for a minor wound.

Neighbors have been evacuated during the standoff.

http://blogs.seattletimes.com/today/2013/03/thursday-memohoquiam-sw...

Views: 147

Comment

You need to be a member of 12160 Social Network to add comments!

Join 12160 Social Network

Comment by truth on March 29, 2013 at 11:20pm

Man who wounded officer is killed in police shootout after his house goes up in flames following two day standoff

By Daily Mail Reporter

PUBLISHED: 13:37 EST, 28 March 2013 | UPDATED: 13:48 EST, 28 March 2013

A two day police standoff with Washington state man who wounded an officer ended this morning when the man’s house burst into flames and he ran out shooting.

SWAT officers returned fire and killed the suspect in his front yard in the small city of Hoquiam in southwestern Washington.

The man had stopped communicating with police and opened fire on an armored vehicle and a $250,000 robot that officers had sent into his house for surveillance.

wash1

Officer shot several rounds of tear gas into the home, though they say the man was wearing a gas mask and was not phased by the smoke, Aberdeen Daily World reports.

Smoke grenades have been known to start fires, though police said they didn’t know what caused the blaze.

The fire broke out about 6:30 this morning after a 20-hour showdown between the 49-year-old suspect and SWAT teams from the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Department and the Washington State Patrol.

Officers say the deadly standoff began when police went to the house Wednesday morning an arrest warrant for fraud and the man inside gave them a false identity. Four Hoquiam police officers returned about 10:30am to arrest the man after they discovered his true identity.

As the officers tried to enter the house, the man resisted and barricaded himself inside.

wash2

He then opened fire and wounded Sergeant Jeff Salstrom. The officer sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

Police from across the region soon arrived and surrounded the home in the 8,000-population city. 

As the standoff progressed, the suspect fired at a state patrol SWAT vehicle. He also shot a $250,000 robot that the state police tried to steer into his home.

Communication between police and the suspect stopped about 1.30am when he put a mattress against his window – presumably to prevent officers from firing more tear gas inside, authorities said.

Then, about 6:30 am, a fire broke out and the suspect ran outside carrying a handgun. He refused orders to drop it and fired at police.

Officers returned fire, killing him.

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2300655/Washington-standoff...

Comment by truth on March 28, 2013 at 4:11pm

Yep, new phrase _> Dorner treatment

Comment by Burbia on March 28, 2013 at 11:16am
Waco, Dorner and now this. It seems to be procedure to burn down the house these dangerous characters are holed up in. Isn't there a tip line to call to report these arsonists?
Comment by guest_blog on March 28, 2013 at 10:26am

Latest Activity

Profile Icon via Twitter
RT @TheDCVince: Kamala Harris looks deeply uncomfortable and/or deeply confused about having to explain her Jussie Smollett “modern-day lyn…
Twitter2 minutes ago · Reply · Retweet
Profile Icon via Twitter
RT @amber_athey: Instagram forced @DonaldJTrumpJr to delete a post he made Monday about reports that Jussie Smollett staged an alleged hate…
Twitter3 minutes ago · Reply · Retweet
Diana favorited Less Prone's blog post Jeannette Bougrab - Letter to veiled women
4 minutes ago
Profile Icon via Twitter
RT @PrisonPlanet: Our culture has fetishized victimhood into a business. And business is booming. FULL VIDEO: https://t.co/ceMjK3wQie http…
Twitter10 minutes ago · Reply · Retweet
James T. Kirk posted videos
15 minutes ago
Profile Icon via Twitter
RT @titanmaximum2: @robbystarbuck @12160mhz Everything is racism to the left. Virtually no one gives a damn about you race, gender or sexua…
Twitter16 minutes ago · Reply · Retweet
Diana favorited Chris of the family Masters's discussion Scientists: Geological evidence shows the Great Sphinx is 800,000 years old
30 minutes ago
Profile Icon via Twitter
hmmm... King County prosecutor challenger, dies at 45 https://t.co/HAZgJ1xBUw
Twitter39 minutes ago · Reply · Retweet
Chris of the family Masters posted a discussion
53 minutes ago
Chris of the family Masters favorited Less Prone's blog post Jeannette Bougrab - Letter to veiled women
58 minutes ago
Less Prone favorited Central Scrutinizer's discussion A Hot Time in the Ol Town Tonight
1 hour ago
Less Prone posted blog posts
1 hour ago
Chris of the family Masters replied to Central Scrutinizer's discussion A Hot Time in the Ol Town Tonight
"So lucky you woke up. Many in your situation fail. Glad your mate is ok, too."
1 hour ago
Central Scrutinizer replied to Central Scrutinizer's discussion A Hot Time in the Ol Town Tonight
"LMAO.... now that's funny right there ;)"
1 hour ago
Chris of the family Masters favorited Central Scrutinizer's discussion A Hot Time in the Ol Town Tonight
1 hour ago
Less Prone commented on Less Prone's blog post US forces at Al-Tanf are impeding fight against terrorism: Syrian official
"It's a twisted world, a mental asylum run by psychopaths."
1 hour ago

Please remember this website is supported by your donations...

© 2019   Created by truth.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

content and site copyright 12160.info 2007-2015 - all rights reserved. unless otherwise noted