Angry man arrested after long standoff at Seattle home
December 15, 2017
(SEATTLE, WA.) -- Seattle Police say a man was taken into custody Thursday morning after he violated a court order and "assaulted a family member and then barricaded himself inside a home, causing significant damage inside the house," according to an SPD statement.
The incident began around 10:30 pm Wednesday night when North Precinct officers responded to a report of a domestic violence order violation call in the 7300 block of 52nd Avenue NE. Police say "the suspect had physically assaulted the victim and threatened to kill her. The suspect fled before officers arrived, and a K-9 team attempted a track, but the suspect was not located."
Approximately three hours later the 35-year old man returned to the house and caused "significant property damage inside the home," and ad barricaded the doors with furniture and then began throwing objects out of the windows at officers. \
Police say the man also started a fire inside the home. SWAT members, negotiators, and the Seattle Fire Department responded and neighbors were evacuated.
The fire department was able to put out the fire and after several hours of negotiations, the man tried to run out a back door and was taken into custody by SWAT officers. He was later booked into the King County Jail. There were no reported injuries.