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Man accused of breaking into occupied Vancouver apartment

By , Columbian Assistant Metro Editor

A man was arrested early Tuesday morning after he kicked open someone’s front door, entered the unit and barricaded himself inside at an east Vancouver apartment complex, according to the Vancouver Police Department.

Police responded at about 2:35 a.m. for a reported residential burglary in progress at the Autumn Chase Apartments, 11301 N.E. Seventh St., emergency dispatch records show.

The suspect, who was identified only as John Doe, appeared to be intoxicated and hallucinating from drugs, police department spokeswoman Kim Kapp said in an email. The suspect and victim do not know each other, she said.

While officers were en route, the suspect tried to light items on fire inside the apartment and threatened to hurt the victim, Kapp said. The unit is on the second floor, which made it “extremely difficult” for the victim to escape, she said.

Arriving officers entered the unit and took the man into custody. He refused to provide his name, Kapp said. The victim was unharmed.

The man is facing an allegation of residential burglary and is scheduled to make a first court appearance today.

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