Wash. K-9 apprehends suspect who fired 6 shots at police

The suspect fired six gunshots during the standoff. Police did not fire their weapons

By Vernal Coleman
The Seattle Times

ALGONA, Wash. — A man was taken into custody Wednesday after allegedly shooting at Algona police during a morning standoff.

The incident began about 4 a.m., when officers tried to apprehend a suspect, whose name has not yet been released, driving what Algona Police Department officials said was a stolen truck on 56th Avenue South.

The suspect led officers on a short chase before hitting a road barricade near Highway 167, a department spokesman said. The suspect got out of the vehicle in an attempt to run away and fired gunshots at a pursuing officer, the spokesman said.

As the situation became a standoff, a police negotiator and SWAT teams were called in.

The suspect allegedly fired more rounds at officers, and at about 5 a.m. ran toward a residential area, the spokesman said. He was apprehended by a police K-9 unit.

The suspect fired six gunshots during the standoff, the spokesman said. Police did not fire their weapons, he said.

No officers were injured, the spokesman said.

The suspect was taken to the King County Regional Justice Center in Kent.
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