Witnesses called 911 around 9:30 Thursday night to report a man with a rifle and machete outside an apartment building in the 7500 block of 24 Avenue Southwest.
Officers quickly converged on the address and found a man standing in the stairwell of the building still holding the rifle and machete. SWAT team members as well as hostage negotiators responded to the scene and were able to start a dialogue with the 33-year-old man. After an hour of talking with the suspect, officers were able to convince the man to come down from the stairwell. SWAT officers took the suspect into custody and discovered the rifle was a BB-gun.
Officers booked the suspect into King County Jail for investigation of Harassment and Investigation of Assault.