Officers Talk Man Out of Home to End Central Park Standoff

Deputies responded to a reported Domestic situation at a residence in a mobile home park on Pioneer Road of Central Park (Aberdeen). The reporting party was a 56 year old female and advised that her 54 year old husband had threatened to shoot her after displaying a pistol. The female was able to flee the residence and met deputies at the nearby fire hall. Deputies learned that the subject was despondent and threatened to shoot anyone who attempted to arrest him.
Numerous officers responded to the area to assist with containment. A few residents had been evacuated from the area of the suspect’s home. The assisting agencies included WSP, WSDFW, Hoquiam PD, Aberdeen PD, and Montesano PD.
Crisis negotiators with the Sheriff’s Department were called in and eventually was able to communicate with the male suspect. During their initial communication with him, the suspect claimed to have a “directional bomb” in the residence. After nearly two hours of negotiating, the suspect first started to exit the back of his residence. When the arrest team started to move in the suspect retreated. A short time later, the suspect exited the front door to his residence and was arrested without incident.
Reference the claim of a bomb, the suspect had initially considered igniting a fuel container however obviously did not. The suspect was booked into the Grays Harbor County Jail for Domestic Violence Assault 2nd Degree.