On Friday morning, a man called SPD’s 911 center and whispered to a dispatcher that two gunmen had burst into his North Seattle home and held him at gunpoint.
The man said the suspects had burst into his house, in the 12500 block of 7th Ave NW, minutes earlier, but that he was able to escape after a friend—who was also in the home—used a Taser on one suspect.
The caller ran and hid under the porch of a nearby home and called 911.
Officers arrived, quickly arrested two suspects in the yard of the victim’s home and called robbery detectives to investigate.
Police initially took a third man into custody at the scene, but he is not believed to be a suspect and was released. The investigation remains very convoluted, and detectives are trying sort out whether this was a robbery attempt or some other type of confrontation.
Police are not looking for any additional suspects in the case.
We’ll update this post when we get more information.