Woodway man arrested after 5 hour standoff with cops

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 1:47pm

A five hour standoff with law enforcement ended with the arrest of a Woodway man.

Tyler Delane Staas,26, is charged with evading arrest, assault on a police officer, and abuse of 911 system.

Around midnight Thursday morning, officers arrived on the scene of a domestic disturbance between Staas and his girlfriend, located at 529 Bellaire Drive in Woodway.

Staas allegedly displayed a rifle and threatened to kill any officer who attempted to arrest him. Woodway SWAT and negotiators on scene attempted to negotiate with Staas for about five hours. Tear gas was fired into the house to force Staas to surrender. 

Staas was finally arrested around 5:00 a.m.

No one was injured during the standoff.

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