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Man Arrested After Hours Long Standoff with Law Enforcement in Burbank

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A man is in custody after a standoff with law enforcement Wednesday night in Burbank on Birch Street and 4th Street. A man is in custody after a standoff with law enforcement Wednesday night in Burbank on Birch Street and 4th Street.

UPDATE/BURBANK, WA - Walla Walla County Sheriff Deputies have booked a man into jail after he peacefully surrendered during a standoff.

Deputies and the S.W.A.T. team surrounded a home at Birch Street and Fourth Street in Burbank late Wednesday night. Deputies say what started as a call about a domestic disturbance became a standoff when Michael Collins refused to come outside. 

Chief Deputy John King says Collins was saying police would have to kill him if they wanted to get him out, because he didn't want to face jail time.

After hours of negotiations however, King says deputies got Collins to change his mind.

"Michael was talkative," King said. "Deputy Schram, who knows him from several prior contacts, had built a rapport with him over the phone, and convinced him that coming out and doing this peacefully was the best way to go. and it resolved itself just like that."

During the standoff, deputies evacuated some people living nearby. Deputies let everyone go back inside their homes shortly after Collins was arrested. 



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 BURBANK, WA - A man is in custody after a standoff with law enforcement Wednesday night in Burbank on Birch Street and 4th Street.

Walla Walla County Sheriff's deputies tell us that after several hours of negotiating with the man at the center of the stand-off, they were able arrest him.We're told that the man, Michael Collins, has a long history of legal troubles. Deputies say Wednesday's stand-off started with a domestic violence call. When deputies arrived, Collins ran into his home and refused to come out. 

This is a developing story, check back for more details. 
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