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Seattle police officers were injured in a house fire that left one victim, a suspect, dead

Seattle police said a man and woman were found dead in a burning home after a domestic incident officers responded to Wednesday morning.

Police received a call around 8:30 a.m. from a home in the Montlake neighborhood of Seattle. Staff heard a man scream and a woman in distress, police said.

Upon arrival, officers knocked on the door and a man inside told them he was armed and would not be coming out, police said. Officers entered the home after the suspect told police a woman was injured inside the home.

The man barricaded himself in a room and told officers he had a knife on him. Adrian Diaz, interim chief of police for the Seattle Police Department, later said the man tried to stab the officers. Officials later found that the basement was on fire.

A SWAT team, equipped with oxygen masks, arrived at the scene and entered the home to locate the suspect and victim, but the smoke and flames became too intense and they had to step back, police said.

A photo of the house is shown after firefighters extinguished the fire on September 15, 2022.
A photo of the house is shown after firefighters extinguished the fire on September 15, 2022.
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Seattle crews were able to extinguish the fire at the Montlake home on September 15, 2022.
Seattle crews were able to extinguish the fire at the Montlake home on September 15, 2022.
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The Seattle Fire Department extinguished the fire and entered the home, where they found a person – believed to be the suspect – and a woman, both deceased in the home.

Four officers suffered from smoke exposure and were treated at Harborview Medical Center. The identities of the suspect and the victim have not been released.

https://nypost.com/2022/09/15/seattle-police-officers-injured-in-house-fire-that-left-one-victim-suspect-dead/ Seattle police officers were injured in a house fire that left one victim, a suspect, dead

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