1 person seriously injured in assault; SWAT arrests suspect after standoff in Snohomish County

Authorities in Snohomish County have arrested a suspect after he barricaded himself inside a home for several hours. 

According to the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office, deputies were called to the report of an assault with a weapon before 11:00 am. Wednesday to Bothell Everett Highway near 180th St. SE.

A woman was taken with life-threatening injuries to the hospital. 

Deputies said a man barricaded himself inside the home for several hours. 

"They also used a loud [flash] bang. There were also pepper balls deployed and they tried to negotiate with him through neighboring units in the exterior window," said Courtney O’Keefe, communications director for Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.  

"I’ve never seen a police drone fly up and announce to come out with your hands up," said Adam Farr, who lives near the scene. "AK-47s in hand. Scared me back to my apartment, I’ll tell you that for sure."

The man was arrested at 2:50 p.m. after surrendering to officials. It appears he has self-inflicted injuries and was taken to the hospital. It's unclear what kind of injuries he has.   

Deputies said that the standoff was happening at an apartment complex and was not impacting traffic on Bothell Everett Highway.

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  (FOX 13 Seattle)