South Seattle standoff ends peacefully

South Seattle standoff ends peacefully

Credit: KING

Police involved in a standoff at a home in South Seattle, Feb. 4, 2013.

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on February 4, 2013 at 7:09 AM

Updated Monday, Feb 4 at 7:24 AM

Seattle Police say a man armed with an axe and a handgun demanded money from his father before ending up in a standoff with officers at his grandparents’ home.

The standoff happened before dawn at the grandparents’ home at 56th Avenue near S. Bangor Street.

Police said the 27-year-old man went to his parents’ home a few blocks away and started hitting the door with an axe. He went inside, showed his father a handgun and demanded money.

Police said the pair went driving around looking for money before the son was dropped off at his grandparents’ home.

Officers and a hostage negotiator arrived a short time later and the man was arrested peacefully.

Police say they don’t believe the grandparents were ever threatened.

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