Two Pierce County deputies were shot and injured Tuesday near Spanaway when a SWAT team moved to arrest an individual for investigation of a felony assault. Deputies asked people to avoid the area.
The shooting occurred in the 19000 block of Pacific Avenue South near Spanaway. In a 12:08 p.m. tweet, the Pierce County Sheriff's Department said there was heavy police activity in the area.
The individual deputies were arresting has been detained.
The deputies were transported to a hospital, sheriff's department spokesperson Sgt. Darren Moss said. Their condition was unknown.
Moss said he didn't know if there were shots exchanged between deputies and the individual.
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