Police say an elderly woman grabbed a gun to protect herself when a man broke into her house early Wednesday in Spokane.

Police say an elderly woman grabbed a gun to protect herself when a man broke into her house early Wednesday in Spokane.

She fired a warning shot and was holding the man at gunpoint in her living room when police arrived.

KXLY reports ( http://bit.ly/12eqh1b) the man tried to run away and fought with officers who subdued him with the help of a police dog.

The man also is suspected of breaking windows earlier at a nearby business.

Information from: KXLY-TV, http://www.kxly.com/