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Standoff on Lincoln Ave leads to 35 year old man being arrested

Standoff on Lincoln Ave leads to 35 year old man being arrested.

YAKIMA, Wash.- A Yakima man is in custody after a domestic dispute turned into a standoff with Police at the 1500 block of Lincoln Ave.

Police say the 35-year-old man broke his neighbor’s door and then locked himself and other in the house when police showed up.

The people in the house were not hostages and decided to stay in the house willingly until they were evacuated by police. The man then went on to the roof as SWAT negotiator continued to talk to him.

“He was in possession of several knives on the roof and the hostage negotiator of the SWAT Unit were able to negotiate him to climb off the front of the roof without anyone being injured,” Lieutenant Shawn Boyle said.

Boyle says the man will be facing charges of domestic violence and possible charges of obstruction.

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