Man set ex-girlfriend’s RV on fire, say Seattle Police
SWAT team called out. Suspect and 12 SPD employees get medical care for smoke inhalation
August 09, 2018
(SEATTLE, WA.) – Chalk this one up (possibly) to yet another good love gone bad. Seattle Police say a man was arrested, then received treatment for injuries on Tuesday after he allegedly “violated a domestic violence no-contact order and set his ex-girlfriend’s RV on fire,” according to an SPD statement.
The victim in the case, a 44-year-old woman, called 911 just before 4:30 am Tuesday morning to report her ex-boyfriend had violated a court order. She had been living in an RV in the 800 block of South Dakota Street.
From the police statement: “Police quickly converged on the vehicle and found the 43-year-old suspect locked inside. The woman told officers the suspect had gasoline inside the RV and had threatened to burn it. SWAT and Hostage Negotiators responded to the scene and attempted to convince the man to peacefully surrender.”
“Just before 6:15 a.m., the suspect set a smoldering fire to the interior of the RV. At 7:45 a.m. the suspect jumped out of one of the RV windows and SWAT officers arrested him.”
Seattle Fire fighters extinguished the blaze while medics took the man to Harborview Medical Center for burns and smoke inhalation. Twelve SPD employees and one K9 received follow-up medical care for smoke inhalation.
The suspect was placed under guard at Harborview Medical Center and was to be booked into the King County Jail upon release.