A SWAT team was called to assist the Seattle Fire Department when a man produced an unloaded rifle this morning in North Seattle. The SFD were attempting to provide the man with medical attention when he referred to and retrieved the weapon from further inside his house. Check out more details from the SPD blotter post:
Seattle Police officers were called to assist Seattle Fire while they were attempting to treat a man earlier this morning in the 700 Block of North 85th Street. As SFD was attempting to evaluate him, he began combative and mentioned a rifle. The man ran further into the house while the firefighters grabbed the unloaded rifle and retreated from the house.
Seattle Police arrived and set up containment around 9:45 this morning. SWAT officers and negotiators arrived and attempted to establish contact with the man. The man eventually came out on his own and was evaluated by Seattle Fire. He was then transported to the hospital for further treatment.