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Gunman closes West Beach Road

Police have closed a section of West Beach Road for what appears to be a man with a gun barricaded in his apartment.

Details are sketchy at this time but radio traffic over emergency channels at about noon Sunday reported that a man had been arguing with a woman at a duplex apartment off West Beach Road when he allegedly pulled out a gun and began pointing it at people.

Officers from multiple police agencies, including the Island County Sheriff’s Office, appear to be on the scene and attempting to speak with the man. Based on radio traffic at about 1 p.m., the man was allegedly locked in his bedroom.

North Whidbey Fire and Rescue emergency responders have closed West Beach Road between Fort Nugent and Hastie Lake roads.

Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.

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