Standoff Ends Peacefully After Nine Hours

A Wednesday standoff between a 34 year old man and Bellevue Police ended peacefully after nine hours of negotiations.

The standoff began around 8:30 Wednesday morning, with the man barricaded finally surrendering to police Wednesday afternoon.

Bellevue Police Lt. Andy Jashinske told 6 News that the unidentified man had multiple weapons inside the home near 44th and Anchor Mill Road, including a handgun and a rifle. “These police officers have to be careful, we always have to make sure that we put life as number one,no matter who's life that is."

Jashinske said the man's parents live at the home but there was no one else inside the house during the standoff. “They were concerned about his mental health and asked officers to go to the residence and check on him."

The man reportedly came out of the back of the house several times with a gun in his hand pointed downward. He was eventually transported to a mental facility for evaluation and it’s still unclear if he will be facing any charges.

(Photo courtesy of 6 News)


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