Two bodies were recovered from a house fire in Seattle’s Montlake neighborhood Wednesday morning after police say a suspect tried to stab officers who responded to the scene.

At about 8:30 a.m., officers responded to multiple 911 calls of a man yelling and a woman in distress in the 2200 block of 25th Avenue East, according to Seattle Police Chief Adrian Diaz.

When officers knocked on the door of the home, the man said he was armed and refused to come out. He said the woman in the home was injured.

Four officers went into the home, and Diaz said the man tried to stab the officers with a knife.

The officers retreated, and a SWAT team was brought in. However, there were smoke and flames from a fire in the home, and that team retreated as well.

Diaz said the Seattle Fire Department took over once it was determined no one would survive the house fire. Factors in that decision include whether smoke has filled the home for a certain amount of time and the amount of fire in the home, Seattle Fire spokesperson Kristin Tinsley said.



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