Man claims to have killed prostitute

July 17, 2008 11:08:31 AM PDT
A man was taken into custody after he called 911 Thursday morning and said he killed a female prostitute. Police say the suspect made the call from inside 665 Burke Avenue just before 11 a.m. He reportedly claimed he killed a prostitute because she attacked him.

When authorities arrived, they say he refused to open his apartment door. A brief standoff ensued, which ended when Emergency Service Unit officers gained entry into the apartment.

The prostitute, stabbed multiple times, was discovered inside the apartment, according to police.

Charges against the man are pending.