Police arrest man after six-hour standoff in Vancouver

Police arrest man after six-hour standoff in Vancouver »Play Video
Arvell Kindell steps out of a Vancouver house and yells at police who say he forced himself into that house and stayed there for more than six hours before being taken into custody.

VANCOUVER, Wash. – After a more than six-hour standoff Wednesday, police used a stun gun to subdue an armed man they say forced himself into a house.
 
According to Vancouver Police Department spokeswoman Kim Kapp, police responded to a call at about 4:40 p.m. from a woman who said the man had shown up at a home at 32nd and Harney.

Kapp said the man, 47-year-old Arvell L. Kindell, had an outstanding warrant and a no-contact order involving the woman.

When police arrived, the woman had fled the house but Kindell had remained. When he saw police he fled the house on foot. He ran to another house in the 3600 block of Kauffman and knocked on the door. When the resident answered, he forced his way in to the home.

Kapp said the family inside escaped out of the back of the house and were unharmed.

The Southwest Washington Regional SWAT team was dispatched to negotiate with Kindell and just before 11 p.m. he was taken into custody.

Kindell faces first-degree burglary, violation of a no-contact order and outstanding warrant charges.