ARLINGTON, Wash. — A man suspected of opening fire on a SWAT team and police officers was found dead after a search in the woods north of Seattle.
Officers were fired upon Sunday as they responded to reports of a shooting in a driveway. They found a man with an injury not life-threatening. Officers had called a SWAT team to the scene to assist with the search for a sniper who was reported to be firing on vehicles.
The suspected gunman was found dead late Sunday and a weapon was recovered, Snohomish County sheriff’s spokeswoman Shari Ireton said. But residents were told to leave their homes as a precaution as authorities searched for a possible second suspect, Ireton said.
There were no reports of other injuries. Authorities later called off their search for a possible second sniper after looking through a neighborhood and nearby woods. Police asked people to tell authorities if their vehicles were shot at Sunday anywhere in the county. Arlington is about 50 miles north of Seattle.
Linda Purtteman, who lives near the house where the shooting was reported, said she heard gunshots, but was unfazed by them because hunting is common in the area. ‘‘I have a few neighbors who go shooting a lot out here, so I didn’t think anything of it,’’ she said.