According to kirotv.com, Washingtonian Hans Hansen’s “cabinet business had failed and he’d been evicted from a Granite Falls industrial park. He has a vascular disease and one of his legs must be amputated soon. He expects to lose his house in January because he hasn’t been able to pay the mortgage. His wife sent him an upsetting text message. He started drinking. Hansen decided to gather several guns that he owned and go to several locations where police might be ‘so he could fire at cars and buildings and engage the police in a gunfight and be killed.'” Nope. Not happening . . .
Hansen took two AK-47 rifles, one AR-15 rifle, two .22-caliber rifles, one .300-caliber Winston short magnum rifle, a shotgun and a .40-caliber handgun. He admitted to firing multiple rounds into a building at the industrial park, detectives wrote.
Hansen reloaded and drove to the Granite Falls Police Department and Lake Stevens Police Department shooting buildings and cars. He was headed to the Marysville Police Department when he spotted a patrol car and police followed him into a final shootout.
From the Marysville Police Department, Hansen had planned to move on to the Navy Support Complex in Marysville. He figured that military personnel would kill him if police were not successful.
Hansen never made it. Nor did he achieve his goal. For that he blames police marksmanship.
“Your guys aren’t very good shots,” Hans Hansen told detectives at the hospital where he was treated for a head wound.
Thinking he was going to die, he surrendered to police. Needless to say, they put him on suicide watch. What are the odds he could pull that off?