Downtown Vancouver

SWAT team officers help arrest assault suspect at Vanc. apartment

SWAT team officers help arrest assault suspect at Vanc. apartment
Broken glass at the Vancouver apartment where police said a suspect barricaded himself inside.

VANCOUVER, Wash. – SWAT team officers in Vancouver forced their way into an apartment on Friday morning to arrest a man police said cut a neighbor during an argument.

Around 12:30 a.m. police got word of a disturbance between two men at an apartment complex in the 3100 block of East 18th Street. Callers said one of the men fighting had a knife.

According to police spokeswoman Kim Kapp, two men who lived at the complex were arguing over something. She said one of the men cut his neighbor in the hand during the fight.

The man who was cut left the apartment while the suspect, Scott W. Martin, barricaded himself in the unit, Kapp said.

Patrol officers couldn’t reach Martin in the apartment so they called in the SWAT team.

Those SWAT officers managed to get into the apartment where Martin surrendered, Kapp said.

He was arrested and faces an assault charge.

Kapp said the victim suffered a minor injury and did not need a trip to the hospital.


View Larger Map