A tense standoff between a suicidal Brinnon man and two Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office deputies ended without incident Monday afternoon.
Sgt. Rick Smith and Deputy Brian Post responded to the emergency call at 4:30 p.m. The 49-year-old man told a dispatcher he intended to shoot himself or force deputies to shoot him.
Smith said the man’s wife convinced him to surrender after attempts by dispatchers to get him to come out peaceably were ineffective.
Smith said the man had been drinking and was depressed over not being able to find work.Smith said several rifles were found inside the house but weren’t loaded.