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.
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.