Armed North Seattle standoff ends with teen in custody

SEATTLE -- Police say a teenager armed with several knives spent more than five hours barricaded inside a North Seattle apartment Thursday.

The teen originally broke into his parent's house near 92nd Street and Aurora Avenue North sometime after 6 p.m., according to police. He then broke into an apartment in the 1100 block of North 94th Street, where he remained until nearly 11:30 p.m.

Seattle officers and a SWAT team surrounded the apartment and spent most of the night trying to talk the boy into coming out.

At various times the boy walked out to the balcony while holding two butcher knives, and officers weren't originally sure if anyone else is in the apartment.

Police believe the teen is wanted on a felony theft warrant.

The standoff ended at 11:15 p.m. when the teen surrendered to police. He was taken to a local hospital and will then be booked into the Youth Services Center, according to police.