Des Moines, WA: Just before 10pm crews with South King Fire & Rescue responded to a reported structure fire at the Creekwood Apartment complex. When crews arrived they were confronted by the tenant whose apartment was on fire. The occupant then made threats of physical harm to firefighters. At that point fire crews backed out and called for assistance from Des Moines Police.
When Police arrived they found the female tenant barricaded in the bedroom. Through the door, the woman made mention she had a firearm. Police crews were able to physically remove the woman through the bedroom window and take her into custody without further incident.
Fire crews then made entry into the reported unit and extinguished a small contents fire in the living room.
Sound on tape : Assistant Chief Vic Pennington