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A man described as suicidal and with access to guns was shot in the hand by a Snohomish County sheriff s deputy and taken into custody Thursday morning.

An Everett Police spokesman said 911 received calls just after 4 a.m. to the 4500 block of Lakewood Road in Stanwood. Deputies arrived and made contact with the man who had immediate access to guns. After a short standoff, a deputy shot the man in the hand.

The man was taken to the hospital. Nobody else was hurt.

The spokesman said the shooting was under investigation. It was not clear why the deputy felt compelled to open fire.

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