A suspected burglar was arrested last night in West Seattle after he threatened officers with a knife and led them on a brief chase, police said.
The burglary victim contacted police around 5:30 p.m. and said items, including an $800 camera, had been stolen from his home in the 2200 block of Fairmount Avenue Southwest. The victim told police he suspected the thief was a man who had been living in one of the victim’s cars parked outside the home.
Police located the suspect and the vehicle a few block from the victim’s home.
When officers tried to contact the suspect he got out of the car and threatened them with a dagger, police said. An officer attempted to use a Taser on the man, but the suspect ran off. Officers were able to use a Taser the man, forcing him to drop the knife, police said.
However, the suspect charged at officers, who took him into custody after a brief struggle, police said. Neither the suspect nor the officers were seriously injured.
Officers found two debit cards taken from the victim’s house, as well as a receipt showing the suspect had pawned the victim’s camera, according to police.
The 45-year-old suspect was booked into the King County Jail for investigation of burglary and assault on an officer.