A man accused of violating a no-contact order was arrested on Wednesday, May 18, after a four-hour standoff against Tumwater police and the Thurston County SWAT team.
Officers were dispatched to a home on Mayfair Road after a man reported that his brother, the suspect, violated a no-contact order by showing up at his residence, Tumwater police said in a press release.
The order, issued earlier this month by the Thurston County District Court, prevented the suspect from having contact with his brother and being at the house they shared together. The suspect was also required to surrender all firearms.
The brother reported that the suspect locked him out of his home, where he had access to firearms and body armor.
The suspect refused to exit the residence, prompting the Thurston County Crisis Negotiations Team (CNT) to respond.
Authorities later obtained a search warrant to enter the home and arrest the suspect. About two hours into the standoff, the Thurston County SWAT team was deployed.
The suspect peacefully exited the home four hours after police were dispatched to his location. He was booked into the Thurston County Jail for residential burglary and violation of a no-contact order.
Tumwater Police Department said, “We would like to thank the residents on Somerset Hill for their patience while we had the road closed to secure the perimeter.”
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