Man Arrested For Smashing Window At Muslim Community Center

Two city maintenance workers helped officers track down a man who caused thousands of dollars in damage at a Muslim community center Tuesday in West Seattle.

The maintenance workers were parked in the center’s lot—near 35th Avenue SW and SW Holly Street—Tuesday evening when they heard glass shattering, and saw the suspect walking away from the building.

The workers found one of the front windows of the building had been shattered, so one of the workers followed the suspect and called 911.

Police arrived and arrested the suspect several blocks away, behind the High Point Community Center

He admitted that he smashed the community center’s glass window—causing $3,000 in damage—because he “hates Muslims.”

Officers booked the suspect into the King County Jail for malicious harassment and malicious mischief.