Monday, June 02, 2008

Bondsmen Serve Warrant, Standoff Ensues

Bail bondsmen went to serve a warrant to a woman in Everett, but that led to a two hour standoff happened instead.

The bail bondsmen went to the apartment in the 3500 block of Rucker Avenue around 7:30 p.m., said Everett police.

The agents encountered a man instead who according to police, threatened to shoot the men.

Everett police responded to the scene and surrounded the apartment.

Police were not able to get the man to come out of the apartment, so the SWAT team was called to the scene.

After more than two hours in a standoff, the man agreed to come out and no shots were ever fired.

The man, who is in his 50s, was taken into custody.

Police said they do not know why the man was threatening. They do not believe he had any warrants out for his arrest.

The woman bail bondsmen were originally searching for has not been located.

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