Multi Hour Standoff Concludes With Arrest of Domestic Violence Suspect

Multi Hour Standoff Concludes With Arrest of Domestic Violence Suspect

Ofc. Stephen Anderson, PIO

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 7:12 p.m.

Update 6/16/21:

Soon after a multi hour standoff which induced highway closures, a shelter in put notification to citizens in the location of this incident and the utilization of various SPD resources, Broadsword was unveiled from jail roughly 11 hours just after staying taken into custody. Broadsword is a convicted felon, and was charged with a felony offense similar to domestic violence.

This incident lasted around 5 several hours and integrated in excess of 40 law enforcement officers. SPD is fully commited to the effort of bringing all incidents to a tranquil conclusion. Owing to legislative improvements for regulation enforcement statewide with an emphasis on de-escalation, SPD is evolving its methods and methods to make certain compliance with condition law. SPD appreciates the persistence of the group during this incident and related incidents in the long run as SPD stays fully commited to serving the group with integrity, professionalism, and compassion.

First launch 6/15/21:

Multi hour standoff concludes with arrest of domestic violence suspect

On June 14, 2021 at around 6:45pm, 911 acquired a mobile phone get in touch with from a female requesting SPD aid serving her ex-husband with a court docket purchase barring him from a site in the area of 2100 E. Columbia Avenue.

The girl instructed 911 her ex-partner was at this time at the residence, possessing final noticed him in the detached garage on the house. Officers arrived and attempted to serve the suspect with the court order. As the officers announced their presence at the garage, the suspect opened the door and immediately slammed the door shut upon observing the officers.

He was notified there was a legitimate courtroom buy prohibiting him from remaining on the property or having any make contact with with his ex-spouse, and failure to comply would subject matter him to arrest.

Thanks to a prior conviction for 2nd Degree Assault, a crime of violence, along with basic safety factors for the suspect, sufferer, the group, and officers on scene, added means from SWAT (Special Weapons and Methods), K-9, and Hostage Negotiation Group had been deployed.

Officers tried de-escalation methods/techniques for many several hours, which were unsuccessful. A lookup warrant for the garage was obtained.

Less deadly power solutions were being deployed and the suspect was taken into custody without even more incident.

The suspect is identified as Gary Broadsword (54 y/o). Broadsword was billed with Violation of an Anti-Harassment Order (DV) and Second Diploma Theft (DV).

The Spokane Police Office encourages anybody who is involved in a Domestic Violence incident to contact 911 or go to the Spokane Regional Domestic Violence Coalition Useful resource Site at or photos/Resources-Pages.pdf