Spokane police fire tear gas to end standoff



SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Spokane police looking for robbery suspects fired several rounds of tear gas into a home early Tuesday to end a standoff.

Police went to the home Monday night looking for two men -- 21 and 22 years old. Negotiators talked the 22-year-old into surrendering, but another man refused to come out of the house.

After using tear gas, officers searched the home and found a 24-year-old man hiding in the basement. He was not the man police were looking for but they arrested him on unrelated felony warrants.

Police are still looking for the 21-year-old who is wanted on robbery and kidnapping warrants. He's accused of robbing two men on June 17 when they attempted to buy a ring from him.


Information from: KREM-TV, http://www.krem.com/