Police have arrested a suspected gunman early Friday following after a long standoff in Mount Vernon which is about 60 miles north north of Seattle, after a police officer was shot in the head and critically wounded.
The shooter had barricaded himself in a house and fired at police. Hostage negotiators spent several hours communicating with him.
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Police have only identified the suspect as a 44-year-old man with a lengthy criminal history.
The wounded police officer has over 30 years on the job. He suffered a gunshot wound to the head and is listed in critical condition.