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Seattle police arrest man after reports of him shattering business door with pickaxe

By Julia Dallas,


Seattle police arrested a man on Thursday after reports of him shattering the front door of a business with a pickaxe .

Police responded in the Chinatown International District around 2:30 p.m. to the break-in. The Seattle Police Department said the damage is around $2,000.

A witness saw what happened and pointed out the man who did it. Police were able to detain the man after a brief foot chase.

The Seattle Fire Department provided aid to the man for minor injuries.

Police recovered the pickaxe for evidence.

The 38-year-old man was arrested for malicious mischief and obstruction and booked into King County Jail.

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