Suspect up Seattle tree comes down after 3 hours
A man climbed down from a tree Friday morning after a three-hour standoff with Seattle police that blocked railroad tracks and halted trains.
KOMO Radio reports the man was placed in handcuffs about 8:30 a.m.
Police said the man is suspected of breaking windows at an ex-girlfriend's house about 5:30 a.m. and injuring a man.
The suspect climbed about 40 feet up a tree next to the tracks in Magnolia neighborhood near the Ballard railroad bridge. He reportedly was taking off his clothes and tying them to branches.
While a police negotiator tried to talk the man down, a fire department rescue team was standing by.
The activity blocked two Sounder commuter trains, and Sound Transit bused those passengers from Edmonds. It also delayed an Amtrak train to Bellingham.
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