SWAT team called to Oxford Drive home in west Columbia

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 | 1:09 p.m. CDT; updated 1:42 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, September 18, 2012

COLUMBIA — The Columbia Police Department called in the SWAT team after a suspect refused to come out of an Oxford Drive home early Tuesday morning, according to a Columbia Police Department news release.

Police had warrants for the arrest of Warren Andre Washington based on multiple felonies, including a narcotics violation and possession of a handgun.

Officers knocked on the door, and Washington saw police through a window and refused to come out of the house. Police surrounded the house, and a "code red" was called for the SWAT team to respond.

While waiting for the SWAT team, police made efforts to get Washington to come out. After a call from his mother, Washington surrendered at 1:48 a.m. as SWAT team personnel arrived on the scene.

Washington was arrested on a federal warrant for a felon in possession of a firearm, two felony warrants for cocaine sales and dangerous drugs and a misdemeanor warrant for theft and sale. Washington was also arrested for parole violations.

Supervising editor is Emilie Stigliani.

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