A suspect has been arrested in the January assault and robbery of the founders of Seattle's King Donuts, police said Tuesday afternoon.
Update at 5:30 p.m.: The man arrested in the Chinatown-International District is suspected of the January assault and robbery of the founders of Seattle’s King Donuts, police said Tuesday afternoon.
The 21-year-old man led U.S. Marshals and Seattle police on a brief chase after they tried to arrest him for several felony warrants, police said. The man was spotted near 12th Avenue and South Jackson Street and then ran to an office at 12th Avenue and Main Street, where he hid in a crawlspace beneath the building and refused to come out.
Police believe the man was involved in the Jan. 2 assault and robbery of Heng Hay and Chea Pol, the founders of King Donuts, a popular doughnut shop and laundromat in Rainier Beach.
Hay and Pol had locked up the business around 7:15 p.m. when a man ran up to Pol as she was getting into her purse, then punched her a dozen times, the police department said. When her husband tried to intervene, he also was punched and then thrown to the ground.
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Update at 3:09 p.m.: Seattle police have arrested the suspect.
Original post: The U.S. Marshals Service, Seattle police and King County sheriff’s deputies have surrounded a building in the Chinatown-International District where a suspect is holed up.
Seattle police said the suspect, who is wanted on an arrest warrant, is barricaded at 12th Avenue and Main Street.
Jack Williams, spokesman for the Marshals Service, said he didn’t know about the incident because he has been in meetings.
This post will be updated.