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Police arrest wanted man outside Richland house

Photo: Thomas Egelhoff

RICHLAND, Wash. - Richland police have arrested a man wanted by the Department of Corrections at a house on Sanford Avenue.

The Richland Police Department said multiple officers were called to the 900 block of Sanford Ave. for a possible hostage situation around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Officers learned upon arrival a wanted man was inside a house on the block and there was no hostage situation.

Police called for the person and a man, Steven Wedgeworth, stepped outside and police arrested him without further incident. Police said Wedgeworth was wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant from the Department of Corrections.

Police say Wedgeworth has been taken into custody and the area is now safe.

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