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SPD in standoff at Pine and Melrose building — UPDATE

Thanks to a CHS reader for the picture from the scene

Seattle Police had a building at the base of Capitol Hill surrounded late Monday afternoon after a report of suicidal man with a gun inside.

SPD was called to the Pine address of Seattle Counseling Services around 4 PM to the report of staff was evacuating and an agitated man inside the building.

Police could be seen closing off Melrose and still at the corner just before 5 PM.

There were no reports of injuries at the scene.

UPDATE: SPD confirms that the callout was for the report of an armed man threatening suicide. A department spokesperson said the man came out of his own volition around 5 PM and was taken into custody and then taken to Harborview for treatment.


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