A subject is in custody Saturday afternoon after taking a break at his Auburn home.
Shortly after 1:00 p.m., Auburn Police responded to a domestic disturbance call on the 1700 block of 4th St NE. The officers determined the likely cause of one man’s domestic violence in the home.
“The man refused to leave the residence and had his 20-month-old child with him,” read a post on the Auburn WA Police Department’s Facebook page. “As the incident continued, shots were fired from inside the residence as officers surrounded them.”
Auburn Police Commander Dave Colglazier confirmed the officers did not return fire.
Officials working with the man are negotiating the child’s safe release. The child was returned to its mother unharmed.
VALLEY SWAT and negotiators responded to the scene.
After about an hour, the man left the house unarmed and surrendered to the police. “Shortly before it was handed over, a fire had been kindled in the residence. VRFA crews reacted and put out the fire, ”says the updated Facebook post.
APD investigators will follow up on the incident as necessary.
Please note that the Auburn Examiner will not provide any further information on this situation as it is a domestic violence matter in which a young child and the male subject are involved without incident.