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Suspect in Wishram engages police in multi-hour stand-off


A domestic assault in Wishram Tuesday, Dec. 17, quickly escalated into a stand-off with police and a SWAT team before the suspect was finally arrested.

The Klickitat County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) says it was dispatched to the 300 block of Main Street in Wishram at about 12:50 p.m., responding to a reported domestic violence situation. The initial report indicated the suspect was assaulting his father and was armed with a knife. As deputies responded, the suspect fled to a nearby residence. Once deputies arrived, the residence was contained, and attempts were made to get the suspect to voluntarily surrender. His refusal to do so led to a stand-off lasting several hours. Further investig...

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