Suspect shot, killed in SWAT standoff near WSU campus after threatening to kill roommates

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Washington State University alerted students on the south side of campus to shelter in place early Thursday morning because of a SWAT situation.

PULLMAN, Wash. — Pullman Police said one man is dead after a SWAT situation that forced a shelter-in-place near Washington State University overnight.

Police were called to apartments on the 1000 block of Latah around 8:37 p.m. on Wednesday night where they say a man in his 30s was threatening to kill his roommates. The two roommates were safely removed from the apartment.

Police said the suspect barricaded himself inside the apartment and fired several shots. Police evacuated other people in the area. Police said the suspect’s behavior continued to escalate and he was shot by a SWAT team member.

The suspect was found dead inside the apartment.

Washington State Patrol is now taking over the investigation.

WSU sent out an alert to students just after 3:00 a.m. The alert noted that a SWAT team was “actively working on the south side of campus.” Students were told to shelter in place until further notice. Police were on the scene on Latah Street, across State Route 270 from the WSU Pullman campus.

About an hour and a half later, WSU sent out a second alert stating Pullman police had resolved the situation, which they described as being adjacent to the WSU Pullman campus.

WATCH: Pullman Police give update on SWAT situation near WSU campus | RAW

Police have declared an all-clear, according to the notice from WSU. The alert states that normal campus operations are once again resuming.

Here is the full alert from WSU:

The Pullman Police Department has resolved the situation that occurred earlier this morning and have declared an ALL CLEAR. This incident took place on Latah Street, which is across State Route 270 from the WSU Pullman campus. WSU Pullman will return to normal operations. Students, faculty and staff should report to campus as scheduled.

WSU said Main Street (SR 270) between Spring Street and Bishop Boulevard is closed for the investigation.

This is a developing story. KREM 2 News will update this article as more information becomes available.

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