Arrest after 6 threatened by attacker with knife
Monday, March 5, 2012
SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle police have arrested a convicted rapist accused of breaking into a house near the University of Washington and threatening six young women with a knife.
One victim says the attacker threatened to kill them and tied the hands of several women before he ran out of electrical tape.
Police and one of the roommates say one woman hid in her bedroom and called 911, summoning officers who made an arrest Monday morning before anyone was injured.
Officers say 34-year-old Robert Douglas Hitt was arrested for investigation of robbery, burglary, kidnapping and unlawful imprisonment. The Seattle Times says Hitt is under state Corrections Department supervision after serving a 10-year sentence for first-degree rape. He was released from prison in January.
State Corrections spokesman Chad Lewis says Hitt completed a sex offender treatment program and was judged at low risk to reoffend.