An altercation between siblings resulted in a massive SWAT response this week in Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood.
According to reports, police were alerted to the area after an unidentified male suspect hit his sister with a boat paddle following a lengthy dispute.
Upon arriving at the scene, police say the man refused to speak, causing a SWAT team to be deployed outside the home.
With tensions considerably heightened, SWAT officers spent several hours demanding the man surrender.
SWAT officers responded to the man’s silence with a raid on the residence, resulting in his arrest.
Reportedly, the suspect was eventually taken to the King County Jail for questioning.
After news of the incident became public, several critics of the increased militarization of law enforcement took to social media to voice their concern.
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