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FWPD Media Release: Barricaded Suicidal Subject

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FWPD Media Release: Barricaded Suicidal Subject

Type of Incident: Barricaded Suicidal Subject
Date of Incident: December 14, 2007
Case No.: 07-18359

On December 14, 2007, at approximately 2:30 p.m., Federal Way Police officers responded to the 150 block of South 357th Street for a 47 year old suicidal male who was in violation of a domestic violence, no-contact order.

The suspect refused to cooperate with police officers and barricaded himself in the home. Numerous attempts were made to communicate with the male suspect throughout the incident but were unsuccessful. The suspect refused to surrender. Family members confirmed the suspect was alone inside the residence.

Multi-jurisdictional Valley SRT (Special Response Team) was utilized. A perimeter was established and necessary measures were taken to safeguard the residence and the neighborhood.

Illahee Middle School initiated lockdown procedures. Staff, parents and students were evacuated by school transportation.

The incident was safely resolved at approximately 8:20 p.m. Efforts by multiple jurisdictions ended the occurrence successfully with no injuries and the suspect was taken into custody.

The road closure affected all traffic westbound and eastbound on South 356th Street from 1st Avenue South to Pacific Highway South. The roadway is now open.

There is no further information pertaining to this incident at this time.


Approved by: Commander Chris Norman
Date & Time: 12/14/07 @ 2100 hours

Released by: Stacy Flores, PIO
Date & Time: 12/14/07 @ 2130 hours (Pager: 206-916-1139 Media Line: 253-835-1PIO)



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