Bellingham Firefighters face man with gun while responding to medical call

  • Source: Bellingham Herald
  • Published: 02/06/2018 12:00 AM

Bellingham firefighters responding to a medical aid call found themselves facing a man with a gun, prompting a police standoff Saturday that closed roads in the Barkley neighborhood for about four hours. “Shortly after they arrived, our crew reported that someone pointed a gun at them,” said Assistant Chief Bill Hewett of the Bellingham Fire Department. Related articles Hewett said the three members of an ambulance crew and a woman quickly left the man’s apartment in the 1800 block of Sunset Drive and radioed for police about 4:30 p.m. Saturday. No injuries were reported. Police blocked Sunset Drive at Orleans Street and at Hannegan Road/Woburn Street as the man barricaded himself in his apartment, said Bellingham Police Lt. Danette Beckley. Beckley said the man also was armed with a knife, but that the “firearm” proved to be an airsoft BB gun.



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