Was That A S.W.A.T. Team Busting Into A Burien House Friday?
On Friday (March 12), we received the following email from BTB Reader Jessica, who was concerned about what she thought was a S.W.A.T. team busting down the door of a Burien house on SW 143rd:
On my way home today at approximately 4:30 I saw about 12 swat team members marching up SW 143rd st. from 4th Ave.
With guns drawn and a battering ram they broke down the front door at XXX SW 143rd Street (ED. NOTE: address removed).
I snapped a photo from my phone and you can vaguely make out the swat team entering the house (see photo below).
As a resident of the neighborhood I am hoping you can find the reason behind this type of police work.
Here’s Jessica’s cell phone pic – it’s hard to see clearly, but it appears that something’s going on at the front door:
We contacted Sgt. John Urquhart, Public Information Office of the King County Sheriff’s Department, who sent us this reply:
Not the SWAT team.
One of our neighborhood narcotics units.
The search warrant was for drugs and some cocaine was found.
The resident, age 43, was booked on felony drug charges.
Thatâ€™s about it.
So, there ya go â€“ it was just another major drug bust, not the S.W.A.T. team.
Just another day in Burien, huh?