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SWAT Called Out Sunday Morning in Stanwood


CONTACT: Shari Ireton, Director of Communications
Media line:  425-359-9323 

A 46 year-old Stanwood man was taken into custody Sunday morning after allegedly holding his 27 year-old girlfriend hostage at gunpoint.  The incident began around 1 a.m. on May 4th when the woman sent a message to her cousin via Facebook that her boyfriend had assaulted her and threatened to shoot her if she left the residence at the 18000 block of 46th Ave NW. 

The woman was able to leave the residence shortly after deputies arrived.  However, the male suspect refused to come out.  The SWAT Team arrived around 5:30 a.m., at which time the suspect exited the residence without further incident.

The suspect was booked into the Snohomish County Jail for harassment, unlawful imprisonment and 4th degree assault.  The female victim suffered minor injuries.