The man involved in a standoff with police for about 18 hours at his home in South Aberdeen surrendered peacefully about 2:15 Wednesday afternoon.
Police officials earlier had cut power and water to the Harding Road home and sent a robot into the home.
Eventually, he talked to negotiators via the robot and then came out of the home.
“We’re just trying to make him as uncomfortable as possible,” Aberdeen Deputy Chief Dave Timmons said when the utilities were cut off. “We’re not trying to make him angry, we’re just trying to make him come to his senses.”
A State Patrol SWAT team shot tear gas canisters and flash-bang grenades into the home Wednesday morning.
Aberdeen police officials tried repeatedly to contact the man overnight and this morning, but he did not respond.
Police know who the man is and family members have cooperated to try to get him to talk.
Police were called by neighbors in the 2000 block of Harding Road Tuesday night when the man allegedly fired shots outside. One neighbor said the man said something about being a “warrior of God,” said Capt. John Green of the Aberdeen Police Department. When police arrived just after 8 p.m. the man went back inside. Through a window, officers saw him with a handgun, Green said.
About 3 a.m., they heard rhythmic “banging” that sounded like a drum, he said.
Officers from Aberdeen, the county Sheriff’s Office, Hoquiam and Montesano, as part of the local Crisis Response Team, were there through the night. This morning the State Patrol took over tactical control of the situation.
Gas canisters were shot into the home during the night.