Sheriff’s Office SWAT team surrounds Westgate home early Thursday

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A Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team surrounded a home in the Westgate neighborhood early Thursday morning following a domestic violence incident in the Picnic Point area late Wednesday night.

According to Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Rebecca Hover, a 25-year-old man went to his ex-wife’s Picnic Point home, in unincorporated Edmonds, and allegedly threatened her with a firearm, then fled.

“We got information that he had gone to his home in the city of Edmonds (Westgate area),” Hover said. While there were no injuries in the domestic violence incident, the suspect reportedly had a gun – and a past robbery conviction – so the Sheriff’s Office sent out a SWAT team  to make the arrest, Hover said.

“We got a search warrant for him and went to arrest him earlier this morning, but he wasn’t there,” she said. “Either he didn’t go there in the first place, or he left before we got there. We’ll keep looking for him.”

According to Edmonds Police spokesperson Sgt. Don Anderson, the Westgate home in question was located in the 9600 block of 234th Street Southwest.

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