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NORTH BEND, Wash. — A woman stabbed and killed an intruder who was wrestling with her husband early Monday morning.

An intruder entered the home of Kyle and Tennyson Jacobson around 1:40 a.m. in the 10100 block of 420 Avenue SE. According to police, the couple, their infant daughter and mother-in-law were sleeping when they heard their dogs barking and growling. Kyle got up to let the dogs outside and he was confronted by a man inside the house.

North Bend familyThe two men began to fight and wrestle. Tennyson then grabbed a knife from the kitchen and stabbed the suspect while he fought with her husband. The suspect died at the scene.

According to police, the homeowners didn’t know the intruder. The suspect’s name and description have not yet been released. According to King County Sheriff’s deputies, a number of screens had been removed from the windows.

Deputies had responded to the house 12 hours earlier after receiving a report that Tennyson and her daughter were accosted by an intruder. Police said the man came in through an unlocked door and assaulted and robbed Tennyson. Police are investigating whether the dead intruder is the same man who entered the home Sunday.

Tennyson posted this message on her Facebook page Sunday:

On my first Mothers Day, I’m so grateful for an amazing, beautiful daughter that is safe in my arms, and the most incredible husband to be there to protect and support us. I couldn’t ask for anything more.

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  • Redeemed

    suicide by home invasion? Good to hear the bad guy bought it with his own weapon. It doesn't normally turn out this way. I had to disarm a man with a knife once at a party, fortunately I was able to kick it out of his hands as he came at me. That was enough for him to back down. I guess adrenaline kicked in a little and I could of probably taken him down if I really needed too. Glad he just left with his tail between his legs.

  • My View

    I actually had a KCP officer tell me "that sort of thing doesn't happen around here", Pffft ya right!

    Own a gun, live it, learn it, know it.

    • Chris

      As a New Yorker, I am constantly baffled as to how trusting and naive some residents of my area are in Seattle, who have doors unlocked (as these folks did) and property lying around unlocked. I've even witnessed homes with curtains/blinds wide open at night; displaying all their expensive plasma TV's, furniture, etc etc as I walk by at night on my way home from work (I work locally and walk home in the University District and don't own a car). I've even seen boxes of Apple computers in the trash not properly masked/cut up laying on the street for trash pick up. I mean, seriously? In NYC, that is an invite to have robbers come to your house! They assume no crime can happen in their areas, but it's the nice, affluent areas that burgulars/home invaders flock to! Hellooooooo!

  • KTL

    good for her! She is a brave soul. We need to show these invaders that we will NOT TOLERATE our privacy being invaded.

    • DTOM1787

      Wrong. If your life is in danger (or even someone else's life) you are clear to use whatever level of force is required to end the threat… ESPECIALLY in your own home.
      Aggressors deserve whatever they get when they attempt to trample on someone else's rights.

  • yabbadabba

    I'm not buying this story. The police come to respond to a B&E 12 hours before at the same location, and then another (or even the same?) man comes back? And the wife kills him by stabbing him in the back? This needs to be investigated.

    • JoJo

      I was moving out of my home and on my last night I saw a thief looking in from the patio door and scared him away. I told the owners and filed a report. A few days later another renter moved in to the house and on their first night they got robbed and cleaned out while they went shopping. I have no idea what police found but I bet it is the same criminal. At least no one was harmed. Very scary.

  • JoJo

    The family is very lucky the husband is a strong guy and managed to wrestle the dirt-bag criminal. skinny little me would have been a goner without a tazer or firearm.