King County Prosecutors have charged a North Seattle man for brutally attacking his neighbors in a frightening incident last weekend.
Abraham Boulder is facing burglary and assault charges after he allegedly attacked an elderly couple in his condo building with an air rifle.
Court records say Boulder left his third floor apartment Saturday evening, and walked up one floor carrying a rifle—which turned out to be a BB gun—where he began banging on a neighbor’s door.
Another neighbor down the hallway heard the commotion, and opened her door to see what was going on.
Boulder charged at the woman and struck her in the head with the butt of his rifle.
The woman’s husband—who had been sleeping—heard her screaming, and came to her aid.
Boulder then began striking the man—who is 80 years old—in the head with the butt of the gun, and kicked him in the groin, knocking him to the floor. Boulder allegedly yelled “I’ll kill you” and “I’ll kill everybody,” during the attack.
The woman was able to grab Boulder’s gun, and hit him over the head with it, breaking the gun in half.
Boulder then fled, carrying a piece of the rifle.
Officers arrived on scene, and found Boulder “covered in blood,” holding the butt of the rifle.
Officers ordered Boulder to drop the piece of the gun, but he “did not comply and was yelling about how the government had no authority,” according to police records.
Officers Tasered Boulder twice—police say he “was physically resisting and struggling with officers”—and arrested him.
The elderly couple was taken to Harborview with serious injuries.
Boulder was also taken to the hospital following the incident.
Neighbors in the building told police they had previously had problems with Boulder. In fact, an SPD Crisis Intervention Team had visited Boulder’s condo two days before the attack. In that incident, Boulder refused to come out of his unit, told officers he was “arming” himself, and refused to speak with a mental health worker.
We’ll have more details on that incident shortly.