Originally posted Feb. 26, 2014

After over 18 hours, the standoff in South Aberdeen has ended.

Just after 8 pm Tuesday night, a 54 year old Aberdeen man was walking along Harding Rd, firing a handgun and shouting. Officers from multiple agencies responded as the man barricaded himself inside a home in the 2000 block of Harding.

Numerous attempts to contact the suspect had been unsuccessful through the night.

According to Aberdeen Police Officer Wayne Schmidt, once the Washington State Patrol Bomb Squad robot was able to get to the house, contact was made with the suspect and he surrendered to police.

He was taken into custody by the Aberdeen Police Department.


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