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Standoff and Shooting in Yakima County End Peacefully with No Injuries

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YAKIMA COUNTY, WA - Yakima County Sheriff Deputies say they were able to diffuse a standoff peacefully, even though a man fired a gun in front of law enforcement. 

Deputies say a 47-year-old man barricaded himself in a travel trailer behind a home on the 10400 block of US Highway 12 Thursday afternoon, after a fight with his mother.

The 65-year-old woman told deputies her son made threats with a firearm, threatened to commit suicide, and fired several shots into the ground before he went into the trailer.

 While deputies negotiated with the man for over an hour, they learned he was armed with a rifle. Deputies say the man eventually opened the door of the trailer and fired one shot into the air before coming out with the rifle pointed at his own head. 

Deputies say he asked law enforcement to shoot him several times, but they were able to convince him to drop the rifle instead. Deputies arrested and booked the man into the Yakima County Jail on felony harassment and reckless endangerment charges. 

Yakima Comprehensive Mental Health is also providing counseling and help to the man. 

Deputies say the who incident lasted over two hours. Ten officers from the Sheriff's Office, Violent Crimes Task Force and Yakima Swat help to resolve the situation peacefully. 

There were no injuries to victims, witnesses, suspects or law enforcement during this incident.

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