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Burglary Suspect Stabbed with Sword After Attacking Homeowner with Pitchfork

On Sunday, a male suspect was stabbed by a samurai sword when he burglarized a residence in the North Beacon Hill neighborhood.  

Police responded to a residential burglary in the 2100 block of Beacon Avenue South around 1:30 p.m. Officers located and detained two men one with a sword with visible minor injuries and another with a stab wound to his torso. 

During the investigation, officers discovered a man had entered the victims’ residence while they were gone. The 71-year-old male victim noticed items were misplaced and a kitchen window had been shattered once he re-entered his home.  

As he walked further into his home, he found a man standing in his living room. A struggle quickly ensued between the two men. At one point, the suspect held the victim to the floor as he attempted to stab him with a pitchfork. The victim was able to escape and retreat to his bedroom where he retrieved a firearm. The suspect followed him and wrestled with him as he tried to take the gun.  

The victim attempted to shoot the suspect, but the firearm jammed. When the firearm malfunctioned, the victim picked up his samurai sword and stabbed the suspect. The 61-year-old female victim witnessed the physical altercation in the bedroom and tried to pull the suspect off the male victim. After the stabbing, the suspect ran outside to a nearby residence where he was later detained by officers. 

Police provided medical care until Seattle Fire arrived and took over medical treatment to those injured. The male victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries to his face and torso from the altercation. The 61-year-old male suspect was transported to Harborview Medical Center for further medical attention for his non-life-threatening stab wound. 

The suspect was arrested for burglary and will be booked into King County Jail after being medically cleared.