Violent home invasion in SE prompts manhunt and arrests

WASHINGTON (WJLA) - ABC7 News cameras were rolling when D.C. Police captured two out of the four suspects wanted in connection with a violent home invasion early Thursday morning.

Neighbors of one of the suspects, who resides on Raleigh Street in Southeast Washington near Martin Luther King Ave., were on lockdown and barricaded for hours as SWAT teams and officers armed with heavy firepower surrounded the block.

The intense manhunt came after a frightening night for one family on Blaine Street in Northeast. Sources say a group of suspects broke into the home, tied up the family, and robbed them. They then stole the family’s car, set it on fire, and then dumped it.

ABC7 has obtained a picture of one of the suspects, but cannot show his face because witnesses still need to identify him. But we understand from sources that he wears a court-mandated ankle bracelet with a GPS – which is what connected him to the violent break-in and eventually led police to the house on Raleigh Street.