Police: Resident's quick dialing foils armed intruder
SEATTLE -- A resident's quick thinking, and quick dialing, foiled the gunman who allegedly took him and another resident hostage in their South Seattle home early Sunday.
According to the Seattle Police Department, the 21-year-old suspect entered the house in the 4100 block of 15th Avenue South through a kitchen window around 4 a.m. while the victims were sleeping.
While the suspect threatened one victim with a gun and forced him to get on the floor, the other victim hid in a back room and dialed 911, leaving the line open, according to police.
According to police, the suspect found the other victim and forced him to the floor, but his open line to 911 brought officers to the house, where they knocked down the door.
The suspect sent one of the victims to the door to tell officers everything was OK, according to police. But, the victim's performance wasn't convincing, and officers figured out there was an armed man in the house.
Officers set up containment and convinced the suspect to let the other victim go. Once both victims were out of the house, officers entered and found the suspect hiding in the bathroom, according to police.
He was arrested and booked into King County Jail for investigation of robbery.