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SWAT STANDOFF: Man Tried To Camouflage Himself In Back Yard

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After hours of a SWAT involved standoff a Richland man tried to camouflage himself in his back yard to hide from officers. After hours of a SWAT involved standoff a Richland man tried to camouflage himself in his back yard to hide from officers.
RICHLAND, WA - After hours of a SWAT involved standoff a Richland man tried to camouflage himself in his back yard to hide from officers.

It all happened in the 1100 block of Marshall Avenue very close to Christ The King School. Before 3 a.m. on Tuesday police had their first call of a disturbance.

As they arrived a woman came running from the nearby school area and told officers her boyfriend had assaulted her multiple times including choking her out. She said he was armed and he told her he would kill her and any officers that came near.

A perimeter was setup surrounding the home. For hours police used flash bangs and shot “less lethal” bullets to get the man out after trying to communicate. It's something unusual for that neighborhood according some of the people who live there.

"Never seen anything like this before. I mean this is just so out of character for the neighborhood. It's a rare day when I see a police car driving down this street, which is a sign that it's a pretty safe neighborhood," explained Richard Nordgren who lives across the street and watched much of the interaction.

An officer noticed movement in the backyard. The man had used burlap canvas to craft a makeshift camouflage. Officers had to shoot two rounds of those “less lethal” bullets into the mans leg to get him to move before being arrested. He had a 9 mm handgun on him.

Even though lethal bullets were not fired officers were armed with them if they felt they needed to be used. 
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