2:40 PM: Thanks for the tips – we’ve been monitoring this on the scanner but we didn’t get location information until people started texting about the sizable police response and mentioned where it happened. Officers are dealing with someone who is reported to have barricaded themselves in an apartment on California south of Hanford. No injuries reported. WSB’s Christopher Boffoli (who happened onto this while on an errand) says police tell him this began with an attempt to serve a court order.
3:30 PM: Not resolved yet.
3:45 PM: From SPD via Twitter: “Negotiators, SWAT attempting to resolve situation with barricaded, armed subject in apt. building on California Av SW. Officers were attempting to serve court order when subject produced gun.”
4:08 PM: Per scanner, one officer got hurt falling in a stairwell and is going to the hospital.
4:11 PM: Also per scanner, there was a medical situation involving the subject of the standoff, and SFD medics are now reported to be in the apartment with them, so this is apparently winding down.
4:29 PM: SWAT and other responders are “demobilizing,” we’ve confirmed. The formerly barricaded person, who we’ve confirmed is a woman, is being taken to the hospital. (Added: SPD confirms she is receiving “medical treatment after she attempted to harm herself.”)
8:48 PM: Posted tonight to SPD Blotter:
A woman who had armed herself with a gun and barricaded herself in her apartment after officers attempted to serve a court order is now in custody.
Officers responded to the 3200 block of California Avenue SW Saturday afternoon to serve a temporary protection order. The order required that the respondent surrender a firearm and vacate the residence immediately, but the adult female armed herself and refused to comply.
Negotiator and SWAT units responded while a search warrant was prepared. During that time, it appeared that the suspect ingested a large quantity of prescription medications. The woman collapsed due to the medical issue, allowing officers the opportunity to intervene and render aid. Seattle Fire transported the woman to Harborview Medical Center for further medical treatment.