Man found dead after SWAT callout

By Laura McVicker, Columbian staff writer

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Updated: October 27, 2012, 8:25 PM

 
Man found dead

A man was found dead Saturday evening after SWAT team members were called to a home in the Five Corners area to check on a man who had threatened suicide after an earlier domestic violence incident.

Sheriff’s deputies were called to the residence in the 8000 block of Northeast 100th Circle about 12:30 p.m. A woman had left the house and later called 911 for deputies to check on the man, said Clark County sheriff’s Sgt. Fred Neiman.

The woman told deputies that her husband had made suicidal threats, assaulted her and threatened her with a firearm.

When deputies arrived and attempted to contact the man, no one responded. They called in the SWAT team because of the potential of violence, Neiman said.

At about 6 p.m., after continuing to have no contact with anyone inside the home, SWAT team members found the man dead inside a camper behind the home. It appeared the man had barricaded himself inside the camper, and no one else was inside the camper or residence.

The SWAT team Saturday evening turned over the case to the sheriff’s major crimes team, which will continue the investigation this weekend. The man’s name and exact cause of death were not released, though Neiman said there were no indications of foul play.

“There’s no reason to think there’s a cause for concern in the community,” he said.