Man surrenders to Kennewick Police after three-hour armed standoff
Police are responding to a home near Conway and 33rd Place.
UPDATE (8:15 p.m.) — The man who refused to come out of a home is now in custody.
According to Ofc. Cory McGee, 32-year-old Pedro Duran violated a restraining order in Richland earlier in the day. The victim, an ex-girlfriend, sustained some injuries from the assault.
Hours later, the victim allegedly went to a home in Kennewick to retrieve a cell phone Duran reportedly took. There was an argument and someone called 911.
When officers arrived around 5 p.m., Duran ran inside the home. McGee said the homeowner notified police that guns were inside the house.
Due to the armed standoff, police evacuated nearby homes. Those who chose not to leave were told to shelter in place.
On-duty SWAT deployed a smoke grenade to get Duran to come out. Around 8 p.m., Duran surrendered to police.
KENNEWICK, Wash. — A man believed to be armed has barricaded himself inside a home near Conway and 34th Avenue in Kennewick.
The Kennewick Police Department says the man has an order violation. They did not specify what the violation was to KAPP-KVEW but the violation did happen outside Kennewick city limits. Police tracked the man to a home near Conway Court and 34th Avenue. Authorities have tried to contact the man but he is not responding.
Officers have evacuated the surrounding homes. People not evacuating are being told to shelter in place.
Police told KAPP-KVEW that he has access to guns in the home.
Several agencies are at the scene, including the Kennewick Police Department, Richland Police Department, Pasco Police Department, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and the Benton County Sheriff’s Office. Around a dozen patrol cars are outside the home in the residential neighborhood.
The man’s name is not known at this time.
This is a developing story.
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