Tumwater Police Arrest Man After Four-Hour Standoff


A 29-year-old man barricaded himself in a home on Mayfair Drive in Tumwater Wednesday evening, prompting police to close Somerset Hill Drive and activate a SWAT Team.

After about four hours, police arrested the man on suspicion of residential burglary, domestic violence and violating a no-contact order, according to a city of Tumwater news release. During that time, police closed Somerset Hill Drive near Mayfair Drive to establish a perimeter around the home.

Police responded to a call about a no-contact order violation at 5:08 p.m. in the 3100 block of Mayfair Road, according to the release.

The caller, who was protected by the order issued earlier this month, told dispatch his brother unlawfully entered his home and locked him out, according to the news release. The man also reportedly had access to firearms and body armor inside the home.

At first, police tried to persuade the man to leave the home, but he refused. Negotiators from the Thurston County Crisis Negotiations Team were called in to communicate with the man as well, the release says.

Police secured a search warrant for the home and activated the Thurston County SWAT team at 7 p.m. to help arrest the man, according to the release. About two hours later, the man reportedly agreed to leave the home "peacefully."

"We would like to thank the members of both the Thurston County CNT and SWAT teams for their assistance with taking the suspect into custody," the release says. "We would also like to thank the residents on Somerset Hill for their patience while we had the road closed to secure the perimeter."

The man was booked into the Thurston County jail.