Seattle officers surprise burglary suspect exiting restaurant

SEATTLE - Officers had a special reception waiting for a burglary suspect as he exited a restaurant on Lower Queen Anne early Wednesday morning.

Just before 1 a.m., police responded to a silent alarm at the restaurant in the 100 block of First Avenue North, said Seattle police spokesman Detective Mark Jamieson.

The alarm company informed 911 dispatchers that surveillance cameras showed someone inside the business, which was closed at the time.

Officers arrived quickly and set up a perimeter around the restaurant, and a K-9 police dog was called to the scene. But before the dog had arrived, the suspect came out of one of the doors and started running.

After a brief foot chase by officers, the 25-year-old suspect was taken into custody. He was later booked into the King County Jail for investigation of burglary.

Detectives will handle the follow-up investigation.
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