Police have surrounded a gas station in Tumwater where they believe a man with a gun is holding a hostage inside.
Detective Jen Kolb said the hostage is the suspect's ex-girlfriend. There were no details available if other people were inside the building. A SWAT team is at the scene.
The gas station is located in the 700 block of Trosper Road SW. People are advised to avoid the area.
KING 5's Zahid Arab is at the scene and is reporting the latest on the situation on Twitter at @zahidarab: