Burglar Arrested After Pulling Knife On Officers

Seattle police arrested a 45-year-old man for burglary and assault Sunday evening after he threatened officers with a knife and led them on a brief foot chase through West Seattle.

At about 5:30 p.m., police received a report of a burglary in the 2200 block of Fairmount Ave Sw. The victim reported that, among other things, his $800 camera had been stolen. The victim told police he knew the suspect, who had been living in one of the victim’s vehicle outside the home.

A short time later, officers located the suspect and the vehicle a few block away from the burglary scene.

When officers tried to contact the suspect he got out of the car and threatened officers with a dagger. An officer attempted to use a Taser on the suspect and take him into custody, but the suspect fled on foot with officers in tow. Officers were able to Taser the man, forcing him to drop the knife. However, the suspect got back up and charged at officers, who were able to take the man into custody after a brief struggle. Neither the suspect nor the officers were seriously injured.

After arresting the man, officers found two debit cards taken from the victim’s house, as well as a receipt showing the suspect had pawned the victim’s camera.

Officers booked the 45-year-old suspect into the King County Jail for burglary and assault on an officer.