MARYSVILLE — Police here took to Twitter on Sunday evening to assure the community that all was well.
“Situation in the 200 block of Beach Avenue is contained. All involved are accounted for/detained. No injuries, no danger to the public,” the tweet read.
The 7 p.m. message gave little hint about the odd situation that had confronted officers.
A hostage reportedly was taken. A shot was said to have been fired. When it was over, three people were arrested for investigation of a variety of offenses, including unlawful imprisonment, harassment, assault and making threats to kill.
A couple told Marysville police they had been at a casino and decided to drop by their home to get some paperwork. They said they were confronted by people with weapons. The woman said she was told she couldn’t leave. The man, who hadn’t immediately gone inside the house, sought help after one of the people reportedly ordered him inside and allegedly fired a shot when he refused.
Police converged on the home and used a public address system to communicate with those inside. The suspects eventually came out. A nearby church was placed in lockdown while the situation was resolved, according to a police report filed in Everett District Court.
There were challenges identifying the intruders, who reportedly provided false names, police said.
One man, 36, claimed to be from Delaware. He was found to be wanted on warrants. Also arrested were two women, 48 and 34.
The police report didn’t specify what the intruders reportedly wanted from the couple, although “silver bars” reportedly were mentioned. Detectives were investigating.
Scott North: 425-339-3431; north@herald net.com. Twitter: @snorthnews.