Police: 'Barricaded subject' near 17th and Cedar

Barricaded subject near 17th and Cedar

UPDATE, 2 pm:

The suspect, 34-year-old Steven G. Serpa, is now in custody. He is being charged with second-degree assault and unlawful imprisonment.


Spokane Police and the Spokane County Sheriff are on the scene of a "barricaded subject" at 17th Ave and Cedar St on the South Hill. 

A spokesman for Spokane Police say they responded to the area at around 9:00 a.m. on Friday for a report of an assault. Police believe the suspect in that assault has barricaded himself inside a home and they are working to "clear the house" and locate the suspect. 

Details are limited, but police say roads in the area are blocked off and they are asking citizens to seek alternate routes if they have to be in the area. 

(story and photo: KHQ.com)

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