LINCOLN CITY, Ore. (AP) — A man suspected of killing his grandparents last week in Washington state, just hours after his release from prison, is hospitalized in serious condition after his capture yesterday at a seaside motel in Oregon.
Authorities say a property manager at the motel recognized Michael Boysen's face and his name, after Boysen checked in under his own name Monday night. Tactical officers from several agencies surrounded the motel. After a tense day-long standoff, officers breached the door of the room where Boysen was holed up. They found in on the floor with apparently serious self-inflicted cuts.
No officers were hurt in the standoff.
Authorities in King County, where the killings took place, have sent detectives to Oregon in hopes of talking with Boysen.
The bodies of his grandparents were found Saturday in their suburban Seattle home, a day after Boysen was released from prison. He had served several months for burglary, and had previously spent years behind bars for robbery. He was supposed to stay at his grandparents' home after their release, and they even hosted a welcome-home party for him.
Officials are now learning that Boysen made threats against his relatives and against law enforcement officials while he was behind bars.
058-a-08-(Lincoln City Police Chief Keith Kilian, with reporters)-"as we could"-Lincoln City Police Chief Keith Kilian says the standoff had gone on all day. COURTESY: KATU TV ((mandatory on-air credit)) (13 Mar 2013)
<<CUT *058 (03/13/13)>> 00:08 "as we could"
059-a-07-(Lincoln City Police Chief Keith Kilian, with reporters)-"resistance from him"-Lincoln City Police Chief Keith Kilian says when officers entered the suspect's motel room, they were able to take him into custody with no additional problems. COURTESY: KATU TV ((mandatory on-air credit)) (13 Mar 2013)
<<CUT *059 (03/13/13)>> 00:07 "resistance from him"
APPHOTO ORLG102: Police vehicles are parked outside of the Westshore Oceanfront Motel, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Lincoln City, Ore., where the person assumed to be Michael Boysen is thought to be inside. Police surrounded the motel on the Oregon coast, using a loudspeaker to try to persuade the man inside to surrender. Police said they believe the man in the motel is Boysen, who is suspected of killing his grandparents last weekend in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Lauren Gambino) (12 Mar 2013)
<<APPHOTO ORLG102 (03/12/13)>>