Man cut during North Seattle home invasion


SEATTLE - A man was cut with a knife and a woman was grabbed during a home invasion robbery in North Seattle early Sunday.

 At 3:25 a.m., officers were called to reports of a home invasion robbery in the 1100 block of North 82nd Street.  

 Police said it appeared the intruder went into the home through an unlocked back door, entered the furnace room area and grabbed a woman who screamed and ran upstairs.  

 Police said the intruder chased the woman upstairs where he confronted two men playing video games.

 When the intruder brandished a knife at the men and demanded all their property, one victim rushed the intruder and tried to take away the knife, but he was cut on his hands during the struggle and then ran out the back door.

 The intruder grabbed the second man and again demanded all his property.  The intruder then turned and ran out the rear door, chasing after the first man.

 Responding officers found the first man a few blocks from the house. He was transported to Northwest Hospital for his injuries.

 Officers searched the area with the help of a K-9, but were unable to find the intruder.