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Leavenworth area SWAT operation results in peaceful arrest

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LEAVENWORTH – On Feb. 19, the East Cascade SWAT Team executed a successful operation along Highway 2 at Deep Powder Lane in Leavenworth, aiming to apprehend a potentially dangerous individual. Sheriff Mike Morrison announced that the subject was taken into custody without complications, ensuring that public safety remained uncompromised throughout the procedure.

Traffic was rerouted to Winton Road for about an hour to facilitate the operation. The Sheriff's Office extends its gratitude to the Washington State Patrol for their critical role in managing traffic during the diversion.

Sheriff Morrison emphasized the peaceful nature of the arrest and assured that there was never any threat to the community's safety. However, further details about the incident are currently withheld to protect the ongoing investigation. The Sheriff's Office anticipates releasing more information as the case progresses.

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