UPDATE: Suspect in custody after police standoff at house across from Lincoln Park

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1:37 AM: Thanks for the tips. Police including SWAT officers are in a standoff at a house in the 7800 block of Fauntleroy Way SW, across from Lincoln Park, an apparent warrant situation, but the man they’re seeking isn’t coming out, so they’ve been using a bullhorn to try to convince him. No other details so far.

1:57 AM: Police may be shutting down a section of Fauntleroy until this is resolved. The warrant is for an alleged domestic-violence incident.

2:19 AM: Not over yet. If you are in the area and heard explosion-type sounds, those were “flashbangs” (meant to disorient but not injure).

2:53 AM: Fauntleroy is blocked, a neighbor confirms. Meantime, more flashbangs.

3:23 AM: Officers radioed that they’ve taken the suspect into custody. (The victim was already safely out of the house.)

3:33 AM: Fauntleroy Way is reopening.

9:37 AM: The suspect, who is 39, is in the King County Jail. The initial police summary says the victim is his 74-year-old father; he is accused of threatening to assault the victim while preventing him, police say, “from leaving the residence or calling 911.” The summary says this all started just before 9 pm last night.

14 Replies to "UPDATE: Suspect in custody after police standoff at house across from Lincoln Park"

  • Brian Romas May 24, 2021 (1:49 am)

    Warrant Served

  • Anu May 24, 2021 (2:12 am)

    Thank you for the coverage! Just heard 2 loud noises coming from the direction where this is unfolding.

  • Andrew May 24, 2021 (2:27 am)

    All happening four doors down from me. Eight cop cars I can see. I braved outside for a minute and saw a few swat folks with long rifles and went back inside. His mom has been on the bullhorn asking him to come out too. I fear this won’t end well :(

  • Anu May 24, 2021 (2:43 am)

    Any idea if the victim is safe and not inside the house?

    • WSB May 24, 2021 (3:11 am)

      The victim is safely out of the house. I don’t know when the incident happened – a warrant can be for something hours, days, weeks, months ago.

  • Winston May 24, 2021 (2:54 am)

    Sounds like it’s escalating. Two more big bangs at 2:53. a.m. I guess no sleep for us tonight.

  • ANDREW N EDMOND May 24, 2021 (3:32 am)

    Great to hear this ended peacefully. I’m just a few doors down so I’ll be lacking quite a bit of sleep but at least nobody was seriously hurt tonight. 

  • Grace May 24, 2021 (8:02 am)

    Are the victim and suspect alright now? Do we know what kind of domestic violence issue?

    • WSB May 24, 2021 (9:43 am)

      Update added.

  • LincolnPark May 24, 2021 (11:56 am)

    Thank goodness for the West Seattle blog. We’re just a couple blocks away and it sounded like cannons going off. Woke us all up and scared my kid, but glad everyone is okay and that this ended relatively peacefully.

  • flimflam May 24, 2021 (12:58 pm)

    wow, threatening to assault your own father? what a low life…

  • West May 24, 2021 (4:06 pm)

    I was driving past before they shut down the street at first I saw police cars and one with truck door open but not yet had lights on until I was passing by then all their lights turn on. That when I knew something was going on that was serious.

  • WS Res May 25, 2021 (5:10 pm)

    Hopefully they will keep the guy in jail at least long enough for the parents figure out how to stay safe and keep the son away from them. Restraining orders won’t keep the son away if they had to bring in the SWAT to arrest him. So sad…

    • WSB May 25, 2021 (5:57 pm)

      He is still in jail tonight, bail set at $7,500.

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