Man with gun arrested after confronting deputies

The 43-year-old man appeared to be having a mental breakdown and was suicidal

VANCOUVER — A 43-year-old man was arrested late Wednesday night after pointing a gun at deputies who responded to a disturbance between the man and a woman.

At about 10 p.m., two Clark County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the area of 49th Street and St. Johns Road for a disturbance heard in the area.  The caller reported hearing a male and female yelling in the area.  

At about 10:15 p.m., two deputies entered an apartment complex in the 3500 block of NE 49th Street.  As they approached an apartment, they encountered a man holding a handgun, who pointed it at them. Deputies retreated and summoned assistance.  The man went inside his residence.  

Numerous deputies from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office and officers from Vancouver Police Department responded to the scene.  After a short standoff, the man emerged from his residence, discarded a loaded handgun on the driveway, and was taken into custody without any further incident.  

The man appeared to be having a mental breakdown and was suicidal.  He was transported to an area hospital for evaluation then booked into the Clark County Jail for two counts of Assault 1st Degree, for pointing the handgun at deputies.  Names are not being released at this time.

This report will be updated as more information becomes available.

Information provided by Clark County Sheriff’s Office. 

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