Shortly after 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15, Issaquah Police responded to a suspicious circumstance call in the 5200 block of Isola Place Northwest in the Montreux neighborhood.
A 28-year-old white male, later revealed to be a relative to the resident, had entered the home. The male, armed with a handgun, took the resident, her fiancé and her two small children (8 and 5 years old) hostage.
Officers established a perimeter, and our Special Operations Team with negotiators were called to assist. After approximately five and a half long hours of negotiations, the children and the resident’s fiancé were released safely without physical harm.
The female resident was then later released safely around 10:30 a.m. Feb. 16.
A few hours later, a large fire started in the home. Eastside Fire & Rescue, along with multiple other agencies, responded. The fire was contained, and there is no identified safety risk to the public.
Over the course of this incident, numerous other law enforcement agencies responded to assist, including other regional tactical and negotiator teams.
Washington State Patrol is now investigating. Stay updated via the police’s Twitter account.