UPDATE: Suspect Safely Taken into Custody
After multiple hours of attempts to deescalate the suspect and convince him to surrender peacefully, Spokane Valley SWAT Team members gained the suspect’s attention, made contact, and successfully took him into custody.
Crisis Negotiators attempted for multiple hours to get the suspect, identified as 42-year-old Kelyn A. Weiss, to comply and surrender. Unfortunately, Weiss continued to rant, threatening the lives of Deputies and his own.
This call began on June 20, 2022, at approximately 8:45 am. as a report of a domestic violence assault/order of protection violation (felony).
Arriving Deputies tried to contact Weiss, but he appeared to be in crisis and was uncooperative.
Weiss said he was armed, and throughout the incident, he continually threatened to harm himself or Deputies. While speaking with Crisis Negotiation Team members, this erratic and threatening behavior continued.
The Spokane Regional Air Support Unit UAS Team provided continual visual coverage during this incident. After several hours, SWAT Team members gained Weiss’ attention, provided commands, and eventually less-lethal impact munitions after Weiss ignored commands, which allowed them, with the assistance of K9 Deputy Rassier and K9 Med, to take Weiss into custody.
This remains an active investigation, and Weiss faces a felony Domestic Violence Order violation and possibly additional charges as the investigation progress.
Deputies Respond to Domestic Violence Incident
Male Believed to be in Apartment but Refusing to Surrender/Cooperate
Spokane Valley Deputies are at the scene of a reported domestic violence incident. The involved male is believed to be inside the apartment however, he is refusing to cooperate or surrender to Deputies.
Due to the potential of violence, Behavioral Health Co-Responder Team, Negotiators, SWAT, and other assets are responding with the hope of deescalating this tense situation and ending it peacefully.
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