Man Opens Fire, Threatens To Blow Up Washington State Marina


A man holed himself up on a boat in Washington state on Tuesday — firing bullets and threatening to blow up a marina — a Sheriff’s Department spokesman said.

The shots came from a man on a 30-foot boat tied to a dock at Lakebay Marina, according to Pierce County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Ed Troyer. The marina is in Lakebay, a community on the Key Peninsula west of Tacoma along the South Puget Sound.

“He’s claiming to have explosives and is threatening to blow up the marina,” Troyer said.

Sheriff’s deputies and members of a SWAT team were among those called in Tuesday afternoon in response.

Troyer said that, as about 4 p.m. (7 p.m. ET), he didn’t know of anyone being shot or injured. Nor was it known if anyone in the community was in danger — though, as of then, no one had been taken into custody. More

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