Police arrest 37-year-old after standoff

Officers outside the trailer home where Mathew Bunting barricaded himself.

KENNEWICK, WA - Police arrested a 37-year-old man after a standoff in Kennewick early Friday morning. 

Officers arrested Mathew Bunting on outstanding warrants and resisting arrest at his residence on West Klamath Avenue in Kennewick. Bunting is a convicted felon who is unable to own firearms. Officers had tried to apprehend him during the recent gang sweep; however, he was not located.

Officers say Bunting barricaded himself inside the trailer home when they attempted to arrest him. The Tri-Cities Regional SWAT Team assisted in the arrest after officers learned Bunting may have been armed. He was arrested after several hours.

Officers searched inside the trailer after detaining Bunting and found two firearms. 

Bunting has been booked into Benton County jail for the warrants and resisting arrest.

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