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Yakima Police use less lethal rounds to get barricade suspect out of townhouse

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YAKIMA, WA - A man is in police custody after locking himself inside a townhouse and refusing to come out. Yakima Police responded to the 3500 Block of North Fairbanks Avenue around 10:45 Sunday night for a domestic disturbance between a husband and wife.

Captain Gary Jones tells NBC Right Now, officers on the scene thought the wife may have been in danger, and that there were firearms in the house.

Officers got the wife out of the home around midnight, but 62-year-old Jerry Adams refused to come out and made threats to hurt police if they came inside. 

Negotiators worked for hours to get the Adams to come out. Eventually, Yakima SWAT team used less lethal rounds to get the man to come outside just before 4:30 a.m. The man was treated at the scene and was arrested. 

Adams was booked into the Yakima County Jail for Domestic Violence Assault, Unlawful Imprisonment, and Felony Harassment.

Yakima Police are handling the investigation.

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