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Man arrested after SWAT standoff in east Vancouver

By , Columbian Assistant Metro Editor, and
, Columbian environment and transportation reporter

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.

Columbian Assistant Metro Editor
Columbian environment and transportation reporter