Kennewick police sweep through apartment complex after armed man threatens clerk

A man with a gun, who threatened a Kennewick gas station employee, triggered a search through an apartment complex Wednesday.

Several details remain unclear but there were reports of a man having a disagreement with a clerk at the Maverik gas station on Clearwater Avenue and then pulling out a gun. Two other people may have been with him, according to initial reports.

Kennewick Officer Craig Hanson said the suspect showed the gun before heading into the nearby apartment complex.

Police searched the Wendover Apartments. At least one person had been detained.

Cameron Probert covers breaking news and education for the Tri-City Herald, where he tries to answer readers’ questions about why police officers and firefighters are in your neighborhood. He studied communications at Washington State University.