Man enters elderly Seattle couple's home and barricades inside; plays the piano and sleeps on the bed

Seattle police took a man into custody after he barricaded himself in another person's home overnight.

The incident happened at a home near North 46th Street and Burke Avenue North in the Wallingford neighborhood at about 11:15 p.m. Thursday.

According to police, an elderly couple had stepped outside their home to look at a plant near their front steps. When they were outside, a man approached them and attempted to sell them a tool.

When the couple told him they weren't interested, the man went inside their home and locked the couple out. 

The first responding officers walked up to the front door and saw the man playing the piano inside. Officers told the man to come outside, but instead, he approached the front door and told police he had a gun. 

Immediately after that, officers heard several loud bangs and glass shattered from the door. Two officers were hit by the glass and one had minor cuts to his face and hand. 

Police said the man used the tool, which was a set of bolt cutters and not a gun, to break the windows of the door. 

Over several hours, the man destroyed several items inside the home, broke windows and threw items outside. 

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Photo from SPD body cam

SWAT officers responded to the scene, and around 4:30 a.m. Thursday, they entered the home to take the 34-year-old man into custody. 

When officers entered they walked through the home, they found the man sleeping in a bed.

Officials said he appeared to be in crisis.

He was booked into the King County Jail for burglary and assault on an officer.