Charges Filed In Capitol Hill Standoff

By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee July 16, 2010

A Seattle man has been charged with second-degree assault and unlawful discharge of a firearm after a July 9 standoff on Capitol Hill.

Police say in court documents that about 2:15 a.m., a neighbor knocked on the apartment door of Cory Ricardo Castillon, 24, to say police had been looking for him earlier. Castillon opened the door of his apartment in the 400 block of East Loretta Place and pointed a pistol at the man's chest, according to investigators.

The man told Castillon to put the gun down. He lowered it and said he thought people were being sent to kill him, according to investigators.

Police first went to Castillon's apartment the previous night for a possible suicide call, according to charging documents. He wasn't there when officers arrived.

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