Seattle police east precinct officers arrested a would-be burglar early Thursday at Washington Middle School after they responded to a silent alarm call.
Shortly after 4 a.m., officers were dispatched to an alarm call at the school at 2101 South Jackson Street.
Officers saw a man walking through the school who then tried to run out the west doors, but he was quickly taken into custody.
Police said they found several items in the school hallway that the man may have been trying to steal.
A K-9 team searched the school for additional intruders, but none were found.
Police said it appeared that the 50-year-old man was acting alone and may have entered the building through an unlocked classroom window.
The man was later booked into the King County Jail.
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