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DV suspect arrested in North Seattle

On April 25th at around 6 p.m., North Precinct patrol officers responded to a 911 call from a victim stating that her ex-boyfriend was out of control and assaultive.  Officers arrived at the North Seattle residence just as the suspect fled the apartment unit with the victim’s 2 year old child and ran to another unit behind his ex-girlfriend’s building.  Officers confronted the suspect from a vantage point in the parking lot outside the unit’s kitchen window.  The suspect began tearing up the inside of the unit, breaking furniture and glass. The suspect yelled at officers at least 15 times to shoot him.  The suspect told officers that there was no way he was going to leave and go back to jail.  The suspect repeated that he would not surrender himself or the child. The child was somewhere inside the unit during this entire period.  A second male was seen inside the unit at some point.

Officers established a perimeter and called for a hostage negotiator.  While officers were engaged with the suspect, the second male took the child out the rear door of the unit and walked out to officers from the rear yard.  When the suspect saw that the child was no longer in his control inside the unit, he came out of the unit and was promptly arrested.  Officers cleared the unit and found two large butcher style knives on the floor below the window the suspect was speaking from.

Upon being placed in the back of a patrol car, the suspect kicked out the rear door.  The suspect had to be removed from the car and an ambulance was called.  The suspect was transported via ambulance to Harborview Medical Center for an evaluation.  The suspect was eventually booked into King County Jail for arrested for Domestic Violence Assault, Domestic Violence Threats to Kill and Property Destruction.