No employees or deputies suffered injuries, but the man was taken to Harborview Medical Center with a dog bite to his leg, sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Ryan Abbott said.
A 29-year-old man armed with knives barricaded himself in a White Center Subway sandwich store for hours Monday afternoon before being arrested, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.
No employees or deputies suffered injuries, but the man was taken to Harborview Medical Center with a dog bite to his leg, sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Ryan Abbott said.
Deputies responded to a domestic violence call at the Little Caesars pizza restaurant in the 10400 block of 16th Avenue Southwest around 4:15 p.m. The suspect ran to the Subway and when confronted by a deputy, pulled out a knife and charged at him, Abbott said.
Deputies were twice unsuccessful in using a Taser to subdue the man, and a deputy fired a shot at him, Abbott said. The shot missed the man, Abbott said.
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The man then barricaded himself in the Subway kitchen, and a SWAT team and hostage negotiators tried to coax the man out for about two hours. While the man eventually gave up two knives, he armed himself with a screwdriver and a bulletin board as a shield, Abbott said. At one point, he sprayed himself and the room with a flammable aerosol spray and threatened to light himself on fire, Abbott said.
Deputies were afraid he would try to start a fire and the SWAT team decided to enter the barricaded area with rubber bullets, Tasers and a K-9 dog. The Tasers and rubber bullets were ineffective, Abbott said. When the man slashed at a deputy with the screwdriver, a SWAT team member fired a shot at him, Abbott said.
The man was arrested around 7 p.m. and taken to Harborview, where he was in stable condition, Abbott said.
The Seattle Police Department Force Investigation Team has been asked to investigate, and the two deputies who fired their weapons were placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard in officer-involved shootings, Abbott said.
Toxicology results are pending, Abbott said.
Correction: Gunshots fired by a deputy and a SWAT team member did not hit the man, according to a statement from the sheriff’s office. In an earlier version of this story, sheriff’s spokesman Ryan Abbott stated the man was shot in the leg.