On September 5th 2010 at about 11:45 AM, Bellevue Police responded to a domestic violence assault call at the Hidden Village Apartments located in the 14500 block of SE 24th Street.
A 14 year old boy called a relative to report a man assaulting a woman at an apartment and stated that the man was armed with handgun. The relative then called 911.
While police were responding to the location, the victim fled the apartment with two small children. Bellevue police arrived and learned from the female victim that the suspect had pointed a firearm at her and then physically assaulted her.
Police were able to make initial contact with the suspect inside the apartment, however the suspect refused to negotiate. The Bellevue SWAT team was deployed, and is currently deploying chemical agents into the apartment in an effort to convince the suspect to surrender. The apartment building has been evacuated and SE 24th Street and 145th Place SE remain closed until this incident is resolved.
The Bellevue Fire Department opened an emergency shelter for residents displaced by the incident and Sound Transit supplied a bus at the scene for residence who wanted to remain on scene.
At 7:55 PM, the 27 year old suspect was taken into custody without further incident.
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