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Southbound I-5 in Kent now open after police standoff

All lanes of southbound I-5 in Kent were blocked for over an hour due to a police standoff. The suspect was taken into custody.

A police standoff closed all lanes of southbound I-5 in Kent early Tuesday morning. The Washington State Department of Transportation first reported a police incident on southbound I-5 south of State Route 516 around 2:50 a.m.

According to the King County Sheriff’s Office, a man wanted for a felony domestic violence warrant barricaded himself in a vehicle.

Washington State Patrol Trooper Rick Johnson said the suspect was taken into custody around 4:20 a.m. with “no further incident.”

All lanes of southbound I-5 reopened to traffic just after 4:30 a.m.

The King County Sheriff’s Office, crisis negotiators, TAC-30 SWAT, and the Washington State Patrol responded to the scene.

This story will be updated when more information becomes available.