A 27-year-old man is in custody following an odd home invasion case out of Capitol Hill early Monday morning.
Seattle Police report officers responded to the 600 block of 12th Avenue East around 5:30 a.m. March 27 for a report of a stranger in a family’s home, brandishing a large knife and wearing only shorts.
The homeowner confronted the suspect, who said he was looking for someone who did not live at the residence, according to the SPD.
By the time officers surrounded the house, the suspect had fled the scene. Two knives were found outside a basement window, but the man remained missing until he returned to the backyard of the residence around 7 a.m.
Officers returned and chased the suspect, apprehending him in another backyard about a block away, according to an SPD Blotter report.
The suspect was either experiencing a mental health crisis or under the influence of drugs, police report, and was unable to be interviewed at the time. He was later booked into the King County Jail.
The investigation remains active.