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March 5, 2012 at 7:59 AM

Arrest after man with knife ties up women in home near UW

There is not points to locate on the map.

Seattle police have arrested a 35-year-old man who allegedly broke into a University District home this morning with a knife and held the women there hostage.

Police were called to the house in the 5000 block of 20th Avenue Northeast around 3:30 a.m. on a report of the break-in, said Seattle police spokeswoman Renee Witt. The man, who was armed with a knife, gathered the women living inside the home into a room, bound their hands and threatened to hurt them, Witt said.

One of the women managed to call for help while hiding in another room. Right after she called, the suspect found her and forced her out of the room, Witt added. Police responded immediately and arrested the intruder. No one was hurt.

“It was very quick because one [of the residents] was able to call 911,” Witt said.

While Witt wasn’t sure if the women are students at the University of Washington, the home is a short distance from campus.

Police haven’t said how the man was able to get into the house, nor have they identified him.

The man will be booked into the King County Jail for investigation of kidnapping, burglary and robbery, Witt said.

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