EVERETT — The police tactical response team converged on a house in the 2500 block of Lombard Avenue Friday when a neighbor reported seeing three armed men go inside.
It turned out that the three men were carrying a paintball gun and there was no crime, Lt. Greg Lineberry said.
One man was arrested on an outstanding misdemeanor warrant, and police surrounded the house for about three hours because a 16-year-old girl inside would not come out.
When she finally did come out, about 2:30 p.m., she was arrested on a felony warrant for burglary, Lineberry said.
The 37-year-old Granite Falls man and his son, 9, had driven 15 miles up Green Mountain Road Thursday afternoon in search of a Christmas tree, but became stranded when their car battery failed.
Sheriff’s rescuers found the pair unharmed in their vehicle at about 11 p.m. Thursday.