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Barricaded Burglar Arrested in First Hill Neighborhood

Seattle Police responded to a man who was kicked out of his own apartment by an unknown male in the 800 block of Spring Street in the First Hill neighborhood.

When officers arrived just after 07:30 p.m. Saturday, the male victim reported he went to retrieve a delivery and when he returned to his apartment an unknown male was inside.

The male suspect shouted at the victim to get out of the apartment and if the victim returned the male suspect would shoot him. The victim did not see a weapon, but reported the suspect implied he had one.

Officers secured the apartment building and began attempts to communicate with the now barricaded male suspect. Seattle Police Hostage Negotiators responded to the scene to assist in communication efforts with the suspect. After several hours of communication attempts by officers, a search warrant was obtained to make entry into the apartment.

While waiting for Seattle Police SWAT officers to respond, the suspect came out of the apartment and was taken into custody without incident. SWAT officers later assisted in completing the search warrant to ensure the apartment was clear prior to the victim returning to his residence.

The male suspect was later booked into King County Jail for burglary.