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Two male teens surrender to police after seven-hour standoff

UPDATED — 2:24 p.m. Dec. 18, 2014

Two people have surrendered to police after being barricaded in an Issaquah home after police responded to a domestic violence call early this morning.

Police arrested two 17-year-old men, according to a news release from the city. The men surrendered to police at about noon. One man was arrested for felony harassment and domestic violence. The other suspect was arrested for felony harassment.

At 5:15 a.m., police responded to a call of domestic violence at a home near Third Place Northwest and Northwest Dogwood Street. A man refused to cooperate with police, instead barricading himself inside the home and making verbal threats to the officers. The officers had been waiting him out since the initial contact.

By Greg Farrar Police gather at Northwest Dogwood Street and Third Avenue Northwest, during a standoff with a man barricaded in his house.

By Greg Farrar
From left, Issaquah Police detective Laura Asbell, a Renton sharpshooter, Issaquah Cmdr. Bob Porter, a Redmond police officer, Issaquah Cmdr. Stan Conrad, Issaquah Sgt. Paul Fairbanks and Issaquah Chief Scott Behrbaum confer on Northwest Dogwood Street at 10:45 a.m. Dec. 18 while two people were barricaded in a home.

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Sports

Issaquah sinks Skyline swimmers at Mercer Island

In a meet featuring two teams of equal skill levels, the Issaquah Eagles boys swim team had a little more fuel in its tank than the Skyline Spartans.

By Greg Farrar Henry Pratt, Issaquah High School senior, touches the bulkhead in the turn on the first lap of his winning 100-yard breaststroke race with a time of 1 minute, 6.10 seconds, against Skyline Dec. 11 at Mary Wayte Pool on Mercer Island.

By Greg Farrar
Henry Pratt, Issaquah High School senior, touches the bulkhead in the turn on the first lap of his winning 100-yard breaststroke race with a time of 1 minute, 6.10 seconds, against Skyline Dec. 11 at Mary Wayte Pool on Mercer Island.

Issaquah won all three relay events, propelling itself to a 96-87 victory over Class 4A KingCo Conference rival Skyline in a Dec. 11 dual meet at Mary Wayte Pool in Mercer Island.

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Schools

Pacific Cascade Middle School is closed after teacher threats

UPDATED — 1:05 p.m. Dec. 17, 2014

Pacific Cascade Middle School is closed today because of a threat to four teachers.

The decision was made this morning, according to an email to parents.

“We have just learned this morning of a typed letter left outside a teacher’s classroom threatening violence against four PCMS staff members this Friday,” the email read. “The note also contains unspecified threats to do violence at lunch or during the school’s winter assembly on Friday and makes reference to having access to a gun.

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