SPOKANE (AP) — A police standoff is under way at a skateboard shop in Spokane with a man armed with a machete and sledgehammer.
Police say the man is suspected of assaulting a resident in an apartment next to the business, in the Hillyard neighborhood.
KREM reports when police responded about 5 a.m. Wednesday the man charged at officers and then retreated to the shop where he works.
A SWAT team has responded. Negotiators used a loudspeaker to tell the suspect to come out the front door with his hands in the air.