Man arrested in Spokane gas station fire standoff

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Police say a man accused of pointing a gun at a trooper, leading police on a chase to a Spokane gas station and setting things on fire inside was arrested by a SWAT team after a standoff.

Phillip Booher was arrested late Monday after a SWAT team entered the building.

Police say Booher was taken to a hospital for treatment. KREM-TV reports he was booked into Spokane County Jail with bail set at $500,000 on suspicion of assault, attempting to elude police, arson and other charges.

Police say the incident started with a traffic stop along U.S. Highway 2 Monday afternoon when a man in the vehicle pointed a gun at a Washington State Patrol trooper and said he wasn’t going back to jail.

Police say the man drove away, leading police to the gas station where the man ran inside and refused to come out. Police say he lit things on fire inside before the standoff ended.