facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Alleged gunman arrested after standoff

March 27, 2013 at 1:36 AM   |   Comments

TACOMA, Wash., March 27 (UPI) -- Police arrested a 67-year-old man Tuesday who allegedly walked through a neighborhood in Tacoma, Wash., firing randomly at houses.

The man was described as having problems with substance abuse, KING-TV in Seattle reported. Police said he barricaded himself into his house but surrendered shortly before 9 p.m. after tear gas canisters were thrown into the building.

No injuries were reported. Witnesses said the man had pointed his gun at people, but the shots he fired hit only houses.

Ed Troyer, a spokesman for the Pierce County Sheriff's Office, said the man was believed to have four high-powered assault weapons in his house. He was involved in an alleged driving under the influence incident last week.

Topics: Ed Troyer
© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Boy being treated for brain tumor taken from hospital
2
Ukrainian cargo plane crashes in Algeria killing seven
3
Protesters march on Pakistan PM Nawaz's house
4
Suicide attack at Afghan spy agency kills six
5
Lesotho military allegedly takes control of government buildings
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback