A two-hour standoff Thursday included elements of Hollywood blockbusters, from demands by a nervous gunman armed at a Jacksonville credit union to hostages making their move to escape and SWAT members … about 9 a.m. with a dog and announced a robbery. Link.
Tacoma Police Chief Don Ramsdell said the officers were called to the home in the 400 block of East 52nd Street by an animal-control officer who had responded to a report of an injured dog. The animal … s return fire. A SWAT team surrounded the house … Link.
The veteran Washington state police officer who was fatally shot while responding … afternoon when animal control officers arrived at the house to investigate a dog complaint. They were approached by a woman who said her husband had locked her out … Link.
Assuming the dogs belonged to her and she was upset about losing them … police spokeswoman Loretta Cool warned that the incident might stretch into daylight hours. The Tacoma police SWAT team swapped positions with a Pierce County sheriff’s team. Link.
At around 9am an unidentified man entered the Community First Credit Union on West Edgewood Avenue with a dog and handgun and held the place up, cops said. Police and SWAT teams descended on the bank, where the suspect put his gun to the heads of victims … Link.
Police say that dog is safe. Several family members spoke with First Coast … Mayor Lenny Curry released a statement via Twitter commending first responders and the SWAT team: Appreciation to men and women @JSOPIO JSO , swat and @JFRDIncidents handling … Link.
Sheriff Mike Williams described the dramatic rescue of the hostages by SWAT team members just before 11 a.m. He said … He said the man came into the bank with a dog, but that the dog was unharmed and is now in the care of Animal Control. Link.
Police say the two hiding were able to distract the suspect and allow SWAT to enter the building … suspect drove up the credit union in a vehicle and walked inside with a dog. Police say that dog is safe. Several family members spoke with First Coast … Link.
The suspect also had brought his dog with him into Community First … The Sheriff’s Office blocked off a large section of Edgewood as multiple police converged on the scene. A SWAT unit, armored vehicle and commnd center also arrived, and spokeswoman … Link.
None of the hostages had been injured. The dog was reportedly also safe with police. One witness, Clara Cruise, thanked ‘the Lord’ as she saw her daughter, who works in the bank, being removed from the scene by SWAT officers. ‘God be the glory! Oh … Link.