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June 15, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Police tip a heavy sofa, find domestic-violence suspect inside

Seattle Police say they arrested a domestic-violence suspect who hid in a storage department of a sofa.

The incident happened in the 8600 block of Delridge Way Southwest, around 1 p.m. Police responded to the 9-1-1 call with a SWAT team, and blocked the street, because of an earlier call from the address that mentioned there were firearms inside.

When officers showed up, a woman came out with two young children, and said nobody else was still inside. Police were skeptical. The SPD Blotter says:

Officers entered the apartment to clear it and did not find the suspect.  A sectional sofa in the living room, however, seemed far heavier than it should have been.  Officers tipped the sofa on its back and located the suspect fully concealed within a storage bin hidden in the sofa. He was arrested without incident.

In addition, there were three firearms in plain sight, including one that could easily be reached by the 3-year-old girl living there. The man was booked into jail on suspicion of domestic-violence assault, police said.

called out their SWAT team in response to a domestic-violence incident in which a man barricaded himself inside a building in the 8600 block of Delridge Way Southwest.  An arrest was made shortly after 1 p.m., and the street soon reopened to traffic, reported the West Seattle Blog in its Twitter feed.

http://spdblotter.seattle.gov/2013/06/15/man-found-hiding-in-sofas-storage-compartment/

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