No one was injured Wednesday during an hours-long standoff in Grand Mound, in which a 25-year-old man wanted on warrants refused to come out of his home, according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.
“We ended up with a peaceful resolution. But we did have to break down the door and break a few windows to get there,” said Chief Criminal Deputy Dave Pearsall.
Pearsall said the standoff began at about 2:40 p.m. Wednesday when a deputy drove to the suspect’s house to arrest him on outstanding warrants from Skagit County. The warrants were related to harassment and stalking cases.
The deputy saw the suspect in his garage, and attempted to contact him. The suspect then closed the garage door and refused to come out, Pearsall said.
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The suspect had allegedly posted threats against law enforcement officers on social media, and the suspect was believed to have weapons in the home.
The SWAT team was called and made contact with the suspect by phone, and learned that his girlfriend and 1-month-old baby were inside. Pearsall said Thursday morning that he was unsure if threats were made against the woman and baby.
At about 11 p.m., the suspect left the house willingly, and the standoff ended, Pearsall said.
The suspect was booked into the Thurston County Jail on the two outstanding warrants.
Pearsall said the suspect may face charges related to the standoff, in addition to the pending Skagit County charges.