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Suspects Arrested for Burglary, Assault and Hate Crime Near Westwood Neighborhood

Seattle Police officers responded to a disturbance where subjects forced entry into a man’s home and assaulted him while saying racial slurs Friday evening near the Westwood neighborhood.

At approximately 05:30 p.m., officers arrived in the 8400 block of Delridge Way Southwest and contacted all subjects involved in the incident. Police learned there had been a physical altercation between neighbors.

When officers contacted the 54-year-old male victim, he reported the upstairs neighbors attempted to damage his vehicle and was calling 911 to report the incident. As the male victim walked back to his apartment, the 38-year-old female suspect yelled out racial slurs and threatened to kill him. The female suspect followed the victim as he entered his apartment, forcing the door open as he attempted to close it.

The female suspect threw swinging punches at the victim as she entered the apartment. Soon after, the 40-year-old male suspect entered and began throwing punches at the victim too. The male suspect said racial slurs and threatened to kill the victim as well.

Officers contacted multiple witnesses of the incident at the scene. One witness reported seeing the male victim defending himself as the male suspect assaulted him in his apartment.

Police located evidence of a physical disturbance within the victim’s apartment. All three involved in the incident had visible non-life-threatening injuries. Seattle Fire Department personnel responded to the scene and provided medical aid.

Officers arrested both suspects for their associated crimes of burglary, assault, and hate crime and later booked them into King County Jail.