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Police surround house in five-hour standoff, but nobody home
Peninsula Daily News ^ | 7/17/06 | ANDREW BINION

Posted on 07/17/2006 9:24:32 AM PDT by Millee

A five-hour standoff between Port Angeles police and a reportedly suicidal woman with a knife Friday afternoon ended without a bang, or a whimper.

She wasn't there.

Police responded to a house on the 1500 block of South K Street at 1:30 p.m. after a woman told 9-1-1 dispatchers that her adult daughter had barricaded herself inside with a knife and was suicidal.

At least four officers and one Clallam County sheriff's deputy responded to the scene.

One officer watching the back of the residence was armed with an assault rifle.

Police closed off the street immediately in front of the house and began attempting to make contact with the woman.

First negotiators tried then the phone inside, then used a ``throw phone'' common in crisis negotiations, and finally blared a bullhorn siren.

Neighbors watch

Meanwhile, neighbors and children stood outside, watching.

A State Patrol bomb squad robot device was brought to the scene, Port Angeles Police Cpl. Kevin Miller said Saturday.

The robot was deployed inside the residence, but couldn't find her.

The house was empty the whole time, Miller said.

Officers cleared the scene at 6:17 p.m., he said.


TOPICS: Humor; Local News
KEYWORDS: donutwatch; leo
Sheesh. I'm surprised they didn't try to blast her out of there.
1 posted on 07/17/2006 9:24:33 AM PDT by Millee
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To: Millee

Why would an assault rifle be necessary for a potential suicide with a knife?


2 posted on 07/17/2006 9:27:27 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to.....otherwise, things would be different.)
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To: Millee
One officer watching the back of the residence was armed with an assault rifle.

An officer armed with an assault rifle?

3 posted on 07/17/2006 9:27:33 AM PDT by SittinYonder (Ic ■Št gehate, ■Št ic heonon nelle fleon fotes trym, ac wille fur­or gan,)
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To: Millee

You should have posted a "BARNEY FIFE" Alert!


4 posted on 07/17/2006 9:27:57 AM PDT by areafiftyone (Politicans Are Like Diapers - Both Need To Be Changed Often And For the Same Reason!)
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To: Millee

'Spose this will show up as an episode of "Cops"?


5 posted on 07/17/2006 9:29:18 AM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (Rugged individualists of the world, unite!)
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To: Dashing Dasher; Jersey Republican Biker Chick; najida; teenyelliott; Maximus of Texas; EX52D; ...

ping!


6 posted on 07/17/2006 9:29:27 AM PDT by Millee (Tagline misplaced)
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To: stuartcr

Once a knife tastes blood there's no telling how far it's rampage could go.


7 posted on 07/17/2006 9:29:41 AM PDT by cripplecreek (I'm trying to think but nothing happens)
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To: Millee
In the old Naked Gun movies there are two scenes I love:

First: Ocean beach, gentle waves lapping the shore. A cop has his back to the ocean, shouting into a bullhorn "Nothing to see here! Move along! Move along!" He is surrounded by a crowd of 20 - 30 onlookers. No one else is on the beach.

Second: Nightime, a fireworks factory is ablaze. Big flames leaping up, Rockets going off indiscriminatly. A cop has his back to the factory, shouting into a bullhorn "Nothing to see here! Move along! Move along!" There is no one standing near him.

8 posted on 07/17/2006 9:30:56 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("He hits me, he cries, he runs to the court and sues me.")
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To: cripplecreek

You're probably right, it could throw itself hrough a window, into a policemans neck or something.


9 posted on 07/17/2006 9:34:57 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to.....otherwise, things would be different.)
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To: stuartcr
"Why would an assault rifle be necessary for a potential suicide with a knife?"

Use it or lose it.

10 posted on 07/17/2006 9:38:18 AM PDT by VRWCtaz (Conservatism is about promoting opportunity and Liberalism is about controlling outcome.)
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To: VRWCtaz

???


11 posted on 07/17/2006 9:40:03 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to.....otherwise, things would be different.)
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To: stuartcr
It's coming right for us!!!!

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12 posted on 07/17/2006 9:40:23 AM PDT by cripplecreek (I'm trying to think but nothing happens)
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To: stuartcr
An even better question is why you would need a robot.
13 posted on 07/17/2006 9:43:04 AM PDT by varyouga (I no longer fear death. I only fear the day when the DUmmies take over.)
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To: cripplecreek
Once a knife tastes blood there's no telling how far it's rampage could go.

Just be glad it wasn't applesauce.

14 posted on 07/17/2006 9:44:42 AM PDT by Overtaxed
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To: Millee

The lights were on, but nobody was home?


15 posted on 07/17/2006 9:45:03 AM PDT by phantomworker (So what, now what. ..... are you 'in choice'?)
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To: stuartcr
Why would an assault rifle be necessary for a potential suicide with a knife?

SOP

Besides that, cops don't carry deer rifles.

16 posted on 07/17/2006 9:45:56 AM PDT by cowboyway (My heroes have always been Cowboys)
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To: stuartcr
When "exotic" equipment is available in some PD's arsenals it tends to get used... regardless of situational need.
17 posted on 07/17/2006 9:46:59 AM PDT by VRWCtaz (Conservatism is about promoting opportunity and Liberalism is about controlling outcome.)
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To: stuartcr
Why would an assault rifle be necessary for a potential suicide with a knife?



"Suicide is against the law in this town, mister! Try it and you're going down!"

18 posted on 07/17/2006 10:05:20 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Pray for peace, prepare for war.)
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To: Millee; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; SandyInSeattle; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
I'm not sure this is actually funny...ah, who am I kidding? It's hilarious!


19 posted on 07/17/2006 10:07:00 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Pray for peace, prepare for war.)
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To: Millee; Slings and Arrows
A five-hour standoff between Port Angeles police and a reportedly suicidal woman with a knife Friday afternoon ended without a bang, or a whimper.
She wasn't there.

My God!

She cut her whole body off!

20 posted on 07/17/2006 10:13:08 AM PDT by martin_fierro (</quip>)
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To: Slings and Arrows

21 posted on 07/17/2006 10:13:41 AM PDT by Millee (Tagline misplaced)
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To: martin_fierro

ROFLing!

Beautiful. Just beautiful.


22 posted on 07/17/2006 10:23:02 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Pray for peace, prepare for war.)
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To: stuartcr
Why would an assault rifle be necessary for a potential suicide with a knife?

It wouldn't. For handling an unruly and disobedient citizen, however, whose loyalty to the very state might even be in question, an assault rifle is an absolutely necessary tool to ensure the continued peace and safety of all the other loyal citizens. ;)

23 posted on 07/17/2006 10:23:35 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ("When the government is invasive, the people are wanting." -- Tao Te Ching)
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To: sionnsar

Say WA? Evergreen State ping


24 posted on 07/17/2006 10:39:30 AM PDT by The SISU kid (You can't beat the disease by treating the symptom)
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To: Millee

You won't see this on A&Es "Dallas SWAT".


25 posted on 07/17/2006 11:29:43 AM PDT by nhoward14
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To: Millee; All

Have you ever gone to a police standoff where the only thing missing was the looney?


26 posted on 07/17/2006 11:35:36 AM PDT by JRios1968 (There's 3 kinds of people in this world...those who know math and those who don't.)
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To: Libertina; Paperdoll; Maynerd; Bobsvainbabblings; moneypenny; Kaylee Frye; Clintonfatigued; ...
Thanks to The SISU kid for the ping.

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Say WA? Evergreen State ping

FReepmail sionnsar if you want on or off this ping list.

Ping sionnsar if you see a Washington state related thread.

27 posted on 07/17/2006 12:03:20 PM PDT by sionnsar (ćtrad-anglican.faithweb.comć | Iran Azadi | SONY: 5yst3m 0wn3d, N0t Y0urs | NYT:Jihadi Journal)
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To: stuartcr

>Why would an asault rifle be necessary for a potential suicide with a knife?<

Sounds like severe over reaction to me - Perhaps an indication of where the police are coming from these days.
Was the mother contacted later?


28 posted on 07/17/2006 12:10:15 PM PDT by Paperdoll
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To: martin_fierro

>She cut her whole body off!<

LOL! That's a good 'un!


29 posted on 07/17/2006 12:12:33 PM PDT by Paperdoll
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To: varyouga

They bought all this really cool stuff with asset forfeiture plunder, have to use it...right?

Port Angeles, Washington, LOL. Has about 1,000 residents.


30 posted on 07/17/2006 12:36:29 PM PDT by bigfootbob
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To: Millee; Slings and Arrows

Could have been worse... they could have stormed the empty house....


31 posted on 07/17/2006 1:05:53 PM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!|The IRA are actually terrorists, any questions?)
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To: Irish_Thatcherite; Millee
Exactly right ...they didn't storm the house. Seems to me they did the right thing here. Isolated, contained and secured the scene acting on the info they had at the time, atempted to establish contact with the woman to see if she was okay then verify if she was home.

I'm a former SWAT cop and I've been on more than a few scenes where the bad guy was able to slip out of a house before everything was in place. It happens alot and besides this was probably the most excitement this town has had in a long time...8>)

32 posted on 07/17/2006 1:14:39 PM PDT by Horatio Gates (GBU-10 and GBU-38...two tickets to paradise)
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To: Horatio Gates
It happens alot and besides this was probably the most excitement this town has had in a long time...8>)

It would be quite a sight!! ;)

33 posted on 07/17/2006 1:37:29 PM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!|The IRA are actually terrorists, any questions?)
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To: Millee

Well, spit, Millee, they gotta look busy while Mikey goes for donuts...


34 posted on 07/17/2006 1:49:21 PM PDT by Froufrou
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To: Millee; bigfootbob
I lived in Port Angeles for about five years. Although there are many things to not like about Port Angeles, I thought the police were pretty professional. I dealt with them when my office was burglarized and I also belonged to a couple of civic orgnizations where we interacted with the local police.

I live in Spokane now and there have been several local incidents recently that question the professional quality of the police force here. Mark Furhman, of OJ fame, has local radio show and he frequently is critical of the local police

35 posted on 07/17/2006 2:40:01 PM PDT by eeman
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To: Millee

It was Marla Singer from Fight Club.
She does that to the cops all the time.


36 posted on 07/17/2006 3:29:52 PM PDT by Feiny (It isn`t premarital sex if you have no intention of getting married.)
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To: Irish_Thatcherite
Could have been worse... they could have stormed the empty house....

Ahaghd - Keystone Kops with heavy weaponry.

37 posted on 07/17/2006 4:32:24 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Pray for peace, prepare for war.)
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