Six-hour standoff ends with arrest

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, Wash. (AP) — A six-hour standoff with an armed man ended in an arrest on Christmas Eve in Mountlake Terrace.

The Everett Daily Herald reports the man’s father awoke around 2 a.m. Sunday to find his son pointing a bolt-action rifle at his head.

Police Cmdr. Doug Hansen says the 40-year-old son pulled the trigger. The gun clicked, but didn’t fire.

No one else was home. The father calmed his son down, and around 4 a.m. he told his son he was going to the store. Instead, he went to the police station.

A SWAT team went to the house and for six hours, they tried to convince the man to come out.

The man went out a back door around 10:15 a.m. He was arrested for investigation of domestic violence first-degree assault.