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Police standoff ends in West Central Spokane

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SPOKANE, Wash. - A police standoff ended peacefully after nearly four hours Saturday morning when a robbery suspect in the area of Sharp and Oak in West Central Spokane surrendered himself over to police.

Police say the suspect is accused of robbing a friend of some cash around 6:30 p.m. Friday.  A neighbor spotted the suspect two hours later and called police.  The suspect overheard the neighbor and reportedly displayed a weapon and threatened to shoot him for making the call.

When police tried to contact the suspect, he claimed to be armed and refused to come out of the residence.  A police S.W.A.T. team responded to the area and set up a perimeter.

Around 12:30 Saturday morning the suspect and three other people came out of the residence.  The suspect, a 41-year-old male, was arrested and charged with robbery.  Two women that were inside with the suspect were arrested on unrelated warrants.  The third person, a male, was questioned and released.