29-year-old man breaks into north Spokane woman's home while she's sleeping and makes himself at home

SPOKANE, Wash. - After hours of trying to make contact with a home intruder Thursday morning, the Spokane County Sheriff's SWAT Team entered a north Spokane home to take a man into custody. 

Early Thursday morning, a woman woke up in the living room of her home in the 8500 block of N. Atlantic to the sound of breaking glass. She watched as a man, later identified as 29-year-old Tyler Weed, entered the home through a large front window. 

SWAT team enters north Spokane home to arrest man who broke into woman's house while she was sleeping

Weed told the woman he was trying to get out of the cold. He sat in a recliner for several minutes, got up and went into the kitchen, then returned to sit on the recliner, according to police.

The woman had been wearing a Brinks Home Monitor Alert Button, but didn't activate it right away out of fear of how Weed would react. She eventually pushed the button, activating the emergency alert system.

Deputies were able to get the woman out of the house safely, however,Weed was not communicating with them. Due to not having contact with the suspect, the SWAT team and a K9 officer were called in to assist. 

After hours of not being able to contact the suspect, the SWAT team entered the home and found him hiding under a mound of blankets on a bed in the basement. He was taken safely into custody shortly after. 

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During the investigation, deputies learned two of the victim's garage doors and windows had been damaged in addition to the large front window of the home. The cost to replace the damage was estimated to be more than $2,000.

Weed was taken and booked into the Spokane County Jail for residential burglary and second degree malicious mischief.

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