Spokane police arrest man wanted on suspicion of murder after hours-long standoff

<p><p>A man wanted for suspicion of murder surrendered peacefully Tuesday night after a roughly four-hour standoff with police in an east-central Spokane neighborhood.</p></p><p><p>Spokane Police Department Sgt. Ben Maplethorpe said Henry Zeiger had an arrest warrant for second-degree murder stemming from an incident that happened Sunday morning in Spokane.</p></p><p><p>Maplethorpe did not have details about that incident or any identifying information about Zeiger, other than he is listed as a transient in the police’s system.</p></p><p><p>Maplethorpe said police received a call about Zeiger’s whereabouts and located him around 4:30 p.m. before Zeiger allegedly ran, entering a residence on East Seventh Avenue between South Stone and South Lee streets.</p></p><p><p>Maplethorpe said he is unsure how Zeiger entered the home and whether he lived there or knew someone there.</p></p><p><p>Police, SWAT, an explosive disposal unit and other units set a perimeter in the area.</p></p><p><p>Maplethorpe said Zeiger exited the home around 8 p.m. and was taken into custody without incident. He said another person was also inside the home.</p></p><p><p>Authorities searched the residence after the arrest.</p></p>