Rape suspect arrested after motel standoff

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a rape suspect was arrested Tuesday morning after an hours-long standoff at a motel in Everett, Washington. KOMO reports deputies initially responded to the scene about 5:50 a.m. after receiving reports of a sexual assault. A victim was found at the motel and taken to the hospital. The suspect barricaded himself inside a room at the motel and refused to come out. A SWAT team then responded and evacuated other motel guests while negotiators tried to convince the suspect to surrender. He eventually was taken into custody without incident. The suspect, a man in his 30s, is wanted for investigation of first-degree rape, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.