The Tri-City Regional SWAT team on Friday arrested a known gang member with a violent history after a six-hour standoff in a Kennewick neighborhood.
Orlando Cameron, 31, was arrested shortly after 1 p.m. at a fourplex at 6207 W. Albany Court.
U.S. marshals received a tip early Friday that Cameron was inside the fourplex, said Kennewick police Sgt. Ken Lattin. Cameron was wanted on a Department of Corrections warrant for escaping community custody.
U.S. marshals went to the fourplex at 7:15 a.m. but Cameron refused to come out.
Because of Cameron's violent history and the fact that four other adults and three children were in the apartment with him, officers decided to call in the SWAT team.
Officers clad in body armor, carrying automatic weapons, fanned out around the fourplex. Negotiators talked to Cameron through a loudspeaker system.
Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers has described Cameron, who also is known as "Joker," as having multiple tattoos, including "LENNOX" across his forehead, "Jasmine" over his right eyebrow, pink lips on the left side of his head, faces on his chest, and "LAX" and "Boy" on the back of his head.
The SWAT team also rolled out its new, state-of-the-art vehicle called the BearCat, an armored personnel carrier.
About 12:35 p.m., loud explosions could be heard in the neighborhood as SWAT members detonated so-called "flash-bangs," which are non-lethal grenades designed to disorient opponents through bright light and noise.
About 12:55 p.m., a woman came out of the apartment and immediately was detained by police.
A few minutes later, quick pops echoed across the street as police shot off "door knockers," Lattin said. These are beanbags shot against the apartment to "let him know we're still here," Lattin said.
Shortly after, Cameron emerged from the apartment, was handcuffed and driven off in an unmarked van. Minutes later, another man came out and was detained.
But the situation still was not resolved.
The two remaining adults refused to come out -- and they still had the children with them inside.
By 1:20 p.m. everyone had left the apartment. Lattin said it would be up to the U.S. Marshals Office and the prosecutor to decide whether to bring obstruction charges against the four adults who were in the home with Cameron.
None of the adults -- including Cameron -- came out of the apartment carrying a weapon, Lattin said.
And because the warrant only covered re-capturing the escaped Cameron, officers couldn't search the apartment for weapons once he had come out, Lattin said.
Nobody was injured in the operation, he said.