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Man arrested after SWAT standoff in east Vancouver

By , Columbian Assistant Metro Editor, and
, Columbian environment and transportation reporter
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A man was arrested Wednesday night following a three-hour police standoff at the Alder Creek Apartments in east Vancouver.

The incident began around 5:30 p.m. at the complex, 11614 N.E. 49th St., after police went there to arrest a man on suspicion of domestic-violence malicious mischief and felony harassment, Vancouver Police Department Lt. Kathy McNicholas said. The man barricaded himself inside an apartment and made threats to shoot officers, police said.

A SWAT team was sent to the scene, and neighboring units were evacuated. Police blocked 49th Street as officers shouted through a PA system for the man to come out. Officers eventually sent tear gas into the apartment and were able to get inside, police said.

Officers arrested Ryan Boyce, 40, at about 8:50 p.m., according to police. Nobody was injured.

Police said Boyce also had several outstanding felony warrants, and that he was booked into the Clark County Jail following a medical evaluation.

According to The Columbian archives, Boyce was involved in a standoff with police in September 2010 at the same apartment complex. In that incident, at about 5:50 on a Saturday night, Boyce’s wife reported to 911 that her intoxicated husband was damaging their apartment.

When police arrived, Boyce allegedly barricaded himself inside, and his wife fled to a neighboring unit. After speaking with Boyce for about two hours, negotiators persuaded him to come out. No shots were fired and no injuries were reported in that incident.

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Columbian Assistant Metro Editor
Columbian environment and transportation reporter