Officers arrest a man for trespassing after he caused a disturbance during a class at Seattle University today.
At approximately 1:19 p.m. officers responded to a 911 call of a disturbance involving a suspicious man who had entered a Seattle University classroom (while class was in session) and proceeded to disrupt the class. The suspect began talking incoherently and turned over tables and other classroom furniture. Seattle University (SU) security responded to the classroom and told the suspect to leave. Security escorted the suspect out of the building and off campus. No students or staff were injured during the disturbance.
Upon officers’ arrival in the area the suspect was being followed by SU security at 10th Avenue and East Union Street. Officers contacted the suspect and took him into custody without further incident. Seattle Police believe that mental illness may have contributed to the man’s unlawful conduct.
The suspect, a 38-year-old male, was subsequently booked into the King County Jail for Criminal Trespassing.
UPDATE: We have learned from Seattle Univeristy that no tables were overturned during the disturbance. They are actually bolted to the floor.