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Child sleeps through police standoff at Vancouver townhome

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VANCOUVER, WA (KPTV) -

A violent disturbance led to a three-hour standoff in Clark County and left a neighbor in handcuffs Tuesday morning.

It started at the Creek Side Manor Town Homes in the 2600 block of Rossiter Lane in Vancouver around 11 p.m. Monday.

Vancouver officers said the disturbance started when a neighbor was complaining about loud music.

The neighbor then confronted the suspect, 33-year-old Jerry Booker, and that's when he allegedly pointed a .40-caliber handgun at his neighbor, police said.

After the disturbance, Booker went inside and refused to come out. A woman and two kids were able to get out of the home, but a third child was left sleeping inside the townhome.

Some of the neighbors living in adjacent townhomes were told to leave just to be safe.

When officers weren't able to make contact with Booker, they called in a SWAT team. And around 2 a.m., Booker came out of the home and was taken into custody. 

Police said they found the child sleeping soundly inside the townhome.

Booker has been charged with second degree assault and will make his first court appearance on Wednesday.

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