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It’s him or us! Husband, wife fight intruder to the death

NORTH BEND, Wash. — In a fight for their lives, a husband and wife worked together to defend their home and baby from an intruder.

JACOBSONIt happened early Monday morning in North Bend, a small, rural town east of Seattle.

A stranger came into their house, and when it was all over, the intruder was dead.

Police say what may have been a two-phase attack happened in a North Bend home.

First, on Mother’s Day afternoon, an attacker entered through an unlocked door, robbed and physically attacked the wife while her mother and 7-month-old baby were in the home.

Then, in another break-in 12 hours later, an intruder believed to be the same man entered through an unlocked window just before 2 a.m.

“It’s certainly not what you’d expect out here, we’re kind of at the end of the world, very rural. It`s very much a surprise to us and very much a shock,” neighbor Bill Beck said.

Kyle Jacobson, along with his wife, Tennyson, were asleep in bed when he heard his dog barking at the intruder.

A life or death struggle followed.

“He was confronted by the suspect in the house, a fight ensued. His wife woke up and came to help him and when she wasn’t able to help initially, she grabbed a knife out of the kitchen and apparently stabbed the suspect. The detectives say it appeared to be just a brawl, that it was just a horrendous fight.  The wife was the one who grabbed the knife and stabbed the suspect, unfortunately killing him but saving her husband,” King County Sheriff’s Sgt. Cindi West said.

Police don’t know why the home was targeted twice.

It is very unusual for a home invasion to be random, especially twice in 12 hours, but this is believed to be just that — random — and that has neighbors spooked.

“I can’t even imagine. I can’t even imagine. This is a great family. They`re good people … I just hope the best for everyone, you know, pretty much the ordeal is over, I hope. There is going to be some emotions, some repercussions after having to do something like that,” neighbor Steven Vadjinia said.

Kyle Jacobson said his family is doing fine under the circumstances.

As for his wife, she posted this on her Facebook page Sunday:

“On my first Mother’s 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.”

As for the suspect, he’s still unidentified.


37 Comments to “It’s him or us! Husband, wife fight intruder to the death”

    Neelieann said:
    May 13, 2013 at 10:34 PM

    So glad they are all safe. Good work !! Now, if you had had a GUN instead of a knife the whole thing would have been over faster and cleaner. Cannot believe this is happening in quiet North Bend…but…they say the "city" is moving further and further EAST from Seattle. North Bend has grown from a little town on the way up to Snoqualmie to what it is today…guess we all had better be prepared for the onslaught of creeps and menials out there, even in North Bend.

      Barney said:
      May 14, 2013 at 6:06 AM

      North Bend has its very own creeps like the survivalist Peter Keller.

      Jacob said:
      January 21, 2014 at 4:40 AM

      She also might have accidentally shot her husband to death. Knife was the proper choice and Tennyson gets a million points and the victory!

    Neelieann said:
    May 13, 2013 at 10:35 PM

    I MEANT mentals.

    joe said:
    May 14, 2013 at 6:27 AM

    A hand gun would have stopped the fight without injury to the victims.

      dlsmit1 said:
      August 9, 2013 at 2:10 PM

      Exactly what I was going to say. Good riddance

    Mario Brunetti said:
    May 14, 2013 at 7:41 AM

    "unfortunately killing him but saving her husband,” King County Sheriff’s Sgt. Cindi West said. WHAT? I would say FORTUNATELY killing him! Saved the taxpayers a big chunk of money and took a scum bag off the streets. Sounds like a win-win to me. Whatever happened to "a man's home is his castle" doctrine? You enter without permission at your own peril.

      Stevo said:
      August 6, 2013 at 3:54 PM

      Just what I was thinking !

      YankeeRaider said:
      November 29, 2013 at 12:58 AM

      I know this is an old story now but I'm glad someone else noticed her wording on that. I was equally surprised. However, from a cop or investigator's position they want to get ALL the facts and as much of both sides of the story as possible, So if one side of the story is permanently unavailable for comment (dead) that makes their job a little harder. It's all about remaining neutral until an official investigation is completed because things are not necessarily always as they may first appear. As far as the story was reported by Fox News, or as much as they knew at the time, yes, I would agree… if he broke in TWICE to commit crimes kill the bastard (in self defense, I mean)!

    Mysterio said:
    May 14, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    Upper white people… privileged when it comes to education but ignorant when it comes to life. Never heard of locking your doors….then 12 hours later after the first event you leave you window open??! Come on…live in the hood for a couple of days see how quick you learn to lock stuff up. Get a security system too, it's not that expensive if even I can afford one.

      Redeemed said:
      May 14, 2013 at 1:37 PM

      why would these "upper white people" need to secure things like fort knox, where they live is far from any ghetto scene

        Nowheretorun said:
        May 14, 2013 at 4:51 PM

        All scenes are becoming Ghetto, the criminals are expanding their operations to a milk toast berkenstock neighborhood near you….

    Esco said:
    May 14, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    Nice knife work, problem solved! You had no choice the intruder had to die, he had it coming..

    Stathis said:
    May 14, 2013 at 4:24 PM

    I think the husband found out what happened when he wasn’t home to protect his wife and went out and found the guy and brought him back to his place to kill I think this turned into a murder case and if the police do there job right they’ll even find video of him being picked up and taken away by the husband

      Monoxide said:
      May 14, 2013 at 4:52 PM

      Survey says…..

      BZZZZZ!! Wrong

      Bob said:
      May 14, 2013 at 5:28 PM

      I think you are thinking too much and reading too many mystery novels.

      Ryan said:
      August 1, 2013 at 12:59 PM

      interesting theory….but improbable.

    Guest said:
    July 31, 2013 at 8:31 AM

    The cops in this state are becoming a bunch of libtards too. Cindi West you are an idiot. "Unfortunately killing him..?" If I was sheriff, you would never be promoted for that comment and I'd make you work a desk at the entrance of Mt. Rainier.

      Otherguest said:
      October 1, 2013 at 11:06 PM

      Mt. Rainier has an entrance?

    Well Well said:
    August 3, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    Kyle is very pleasant on the eyes

    hermes wikipedia said:
    August 7, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    hermes パリ

    Josh said:
    August 8, 2013 at 4:45 PM

    This article was poorly written.

    A said:
    August 12, 2013 at 4:34 PM

    If he was shot with a gun people will cry out murder like Zimmerman but it is pk to knife him and let him bleed to death nice and slowly? Hyprocrites!

      Fan 873 said:
      August 14, 2013 at 3:31 PM

      No, people would still be happy the couple were not the ones harmed or killed. …and how the heck is this even remotely similar to the Zimmerman case? This happened IN THEIR HOME with an intruder. Clear-cut self-defense whereas the Zimmerman case was a bit fuzzier and not an intruder situation (regardless of what I personally believe, which is self defense as well).

    silly2 said:
    August 28, 2013 at 8:43 AM

    I love a story with a happy ending!

    Julie said:
    September 25, 2013 at 6:21 PM

    People in North Bend and everywhere need to get a clue and keep their widows shut and doors locked. It's not the 80's anymore people! Glad their all safe hopefully now they'll lock the door behind them and keep their windows closed at night

      Mathme said:
      February 8, 2014 at 4:34 PM

      Yeah, there was a lot more crime in the 80s.

    Guest2 said:
    October 1, 2013 at 11:08 PM

    12 hours after the wife is assaulted by an intruder they go to bed with the window open, allowing him to enter again? Something a bit fishy about this story.

    chris said:
    October 2, 2013 at 12:30 AM

    WTF, you house is broken into and you don't lock your windows? Dumb and Dumber might have been a better title for them.

    Mitchell D said:
    October 10, 2013 at 6:31 AM

    What a great story! Unfortunately we don't hear about these happy endings enough. Way to go Tennyson & Kyle. If we had more people out there like you, killing intruders, these Punk Ass Bitches might think twice about climbing in windows! Yes, the quote should have been "fortunately killing him"
    You should have locked your doors?!?! Really?!?! Do you clowns think that really matters today? If these Lowlife pieces of garbage want to get in your house they are getting in, but I hear you, of course it's the homeowners fault?!?! It's never the criminals fault!!!!!!!!!! Come On!

    robertg222 said:
    October 11, 2013 at 4:40 AM

    Time to buy a gun.

    Strawberry said:
    October 27, 2013 at 8:03 AM

    The intruder went back because the wife was fine looking and he thought it would be an easy rape, it's that obvious people

    Yankee Raider said:
    November 29, 2013 at 1:30 AM

    The intruder went back because the husband was fine looking (more like "HOT") and he thought it would be an easy rape…. if only he could get rid of the wife first. It's that obvious people.

    Yankee Raider said:
    November 29, 2013 at 1:31 AM

    Seriously though, several comments on here have reflected opinions by people who have come to lose sight of the bigger picture. Those who were reprimanding this couple for leaving their door unlocked are taking the wrong approach. I admit that leaving an open window is a little strange after the first assault, however, nobody deserves to be assaulted and violated as this couple apparently was–and certainly not because they left their window or door unlocked. They weren't "asking for it". That kind of mentality reminds me of a time where I was told by somebody who once was a "friend" that I'm "lucky that [he] didn't steal ALL my money because there was plenty of times where [he] could have!"… as if a "thank you" was in order to him for not violating me as much as he could have. That's just fcuk'ed up!

    Stephan said:
    April 5, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    What a beautiful outcome of a possible tragedy what a real trooper she is, she’s a keeper High Five!!

    Bob said:
    May 14, 2013 at 5:25 PM

    And we know that you are an ass and probably a liberal ass. Why do you come here and attack someone wiout cause?

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