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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