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.
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