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Waitsburg man arrested after four hour standoff

WAITSBURG — The Walla Walla Sheriff’s Office, Washington State Police, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, and SWAT responded to a reported domestic assault at 19391 E. Hwy 12 in Waitsburg on Sunday, June 30.

An assault was reported at 7 p.m.; deputies arrived on the scene around 7:15 p.m. According to the WWSO, a father reported his adult son hit his other adult son with a wooden rod. Units arrived and set up a perimeter. Deputies on the scene attempted to contact the suspect by hailing and calling, but there was no response.

The SWAT team was activated, and the suspect surrendered, exiting the...


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