January 13, 2013 at 3:26 PM
Police dog nabs assault suspect near Children’s hospital
A Seattle police dog nabbed an assault suspect early today near Seattle Children’s hospital.
The man had eluded police the night before, after he allegedly assaulted his wife in an altercation at about 9 p.m. at the hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way Northeast. The man fled before officers arrived, and a search of the area was fruitless.
The suspect later called his wife and threatened to kill himself, then returned to the hospital. Hospital staff ordered him to leave. At 2:19 a.m. a nearby resident called to report a prowler in his yard in the 4500 block of Northeast 50th Street.
A canine unit had already been tracking the man, and officers quickly located the suspect in a backyard. The man scaled the fence and ran, but the dog brought him to ground.
The man was arrested and booked into King County Jail on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic violence assault.
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