Alleged gunman holed up in Tacoma home; SWAT on scene

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Alleged gunman holed up in Tacoma home; SWAT on scene

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by KING 5 News

KTVB.COM

Posted on March 26, 2013 at 8:48 PM

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A man suspected of walking through a Tacoma neighborhood and firing shots at homes remains holed up inside his residence, the Pierce County Sheriff's Office says. Gas canisters have been fired inside the man's home in an effort to get him to surrender.

The Sheriff's Department responded to a dozen 911 calls about a man walking in the 5800 block of 13th St. Ct. NE in the Browns Point area firing shots at residences.

Sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer said the suspect, a 67-year-old man known to have substance abuse issues, was seen pointing guns at people and firing randomly. Several homes were hit.

Several neighbors were found hiding in their garage. They said the suspect fired at them several times.

No injuries have been reported.

The man is believed to have four high power assault weapons.

Troyer said the man crashed his car last week in a DUI accident.

Many people were evacuated from their homes. Residents that remained at home were being asked to stay inside their homes.

 

 

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