Kent Police Use Pepper Spray and Flash Bangs to Detain Suspect

Jacob Kimerer

Suspect was wanted on domestic violence charges and refused to come out of the apartment.

Kent, WA: At around 10:15 p.m., Kent Police responded to the Birch Creek Apartments in the 12800 block of Southeast 272nd Place after getting a call from the resident that a man they have a domestic violence no contact order against had entered their home and assaulted someone inside. Police had been out at the apartment earlier due to the male showing up but he fled prior to police arrival.

When police arrived, the male refused to come out and barricaded himself inside.

On-Duty Valley SWAT members were called to the scene to work with Kent Police to take the subject into custody.

During the standoff, police used flash bangs and pepper spray to get the male to surrender.

After about two and a half hours police entered the apartment after obtaining a search warrant and located the male in the restroom.

Subject was taken into custody without further incident and evaluated by Puget Sound Regional Fire due to the pepper spray exposure.