Last week’s hottest story was the hostage situation that played itself out at a Jack in the Box in Tumwater. Three versions of the story landed in the top five.
1. Tumwater police shoot suspect in hostage incident at Jack in the Box: According to police, the suspect held one employee hostage with a knife to the throat. Officers attempted to negotiate with the suspect. Once the hostage broke free from the suspect, police entered the restaurant and fired three shots.
2. Olympia says aloha to new Capitol Way cafe: The restaurant will serve breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch, and plans to host a concerts and performances. A luau brunch will be served from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, and there are plans for workshops in hula, lei making, family values, cooking, ukulele and slack-key guitar.
3. Reports of shots fired in Tumwater hostage incident: See above.
4. Suspect in Tumwater hostage situation in critical but stable condition at Harborview: The suspect is a 54-year-old Hoodsport man.
5. Lacey Police: Residents report black bear sighting: About 2 p.m. and again at 4 p.m. Monday, Lacey police responded to calls from residents saying the bear was spotted at Hicks Lake and then later in the day in the 3700 block of Apollo Street Southeast in Lacey. That bear was shot and killed on Saturday, much to the consternation of readers on The Olympian Facebook page.