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Threats to Kill, Burglary in North Seattle, Suspect Arrested

A man is in jail following his arrest for felony harassment and burglary last night at two separate locations in North Seattle.

Last night, at around 10:30 pm, North Precinct officers responded to a report of threats outside a home in the 2200 Block of NE 50th Street.  The call stated that an unknown male was pounding on the front door and possibly trying to break in.

As officers were arriving, another call came in from the 5200 Block of 22nd Avenue NE stating that an unknown male had smashed out a window to the apartment complex and then threatened to kill the complainant.  Officers obtained a description of the suspect and conducted an area search, but did not immediatley locate him.  Officers took a report from the victim.

At about 11:10 pm, officers responded to a report of a residential burglary in progress in the 6200 Block of 27th Avenue NE.  The call indicated that a man had forced his way through the front door of the house and was inside the living room.  Officers rushed to the location and found the suspect hiding in the bathroom.  He was taken into custody without incident.

Officers contacted the first victim and informed him that a man had been arrested for burglary about 15 blocks away and that it might possibly be the same suspect (the physical description was very similar).  The first victim agreed to be driven back to 27th Avenue NE where he positively identified the suspect as the one who had threatened him.  The 22-year-old  was later booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Felony Harassment and Burglary.