Police surround bunker in hunt for Wash. fugitive
Law officers hunting for an armed survivalist suspected of killing his wife and daughter maintained a perimeter early Saturday around an elaborate, underground bunker where he might be hiding in the woods of Washington state.
Authorities pumped tear gas into the structure after locating it Friday in the Cascade foothills east of Seattle and heard movement inside. But the dozens of officers were not entering the bunker because they believed its occupant was heavily armed, and that it might be booby-trapped.
Sheriff’s officials said later they weren’t sure the gas penetrated deep enough to reach the person inside, who they believed was 41-year-old Peter Keller. They also believed the person inside likely has a gas mask.
Seattle SWAT team officers arrived later Friday, relieving a King County SWAT contingent that had surrounded the bunker.