Police activity at a building near E Olive Way and Bellevue closed streets through the night into early Thursday morning.
All information on the situation at this point is preliminary and not yet confirmed by the Seattle Police Department. UPDATE: SPD confirmed that it took a suspect into custody after he allegedly threatened a neighbor with a knife inside an apartment building in the area.
Police had Bellevue Ave between E Olive Pl and E Pine shut during the hours-long response.
SPD activity blocking all NB and SB lanes of Bellevue Ave from E Olive Pl to Pine St. Use alt routes. pic.twitter.com/jWNE5JukAz
— SDOT Traffic (@SDOTtraffic) December 26, 2019
Nearby residents reported hearing large explosions and a CHS reader said 911 operators were informing callers that police were deploying explosive devices in the area. Flash bang type grenades are typically used in standoff situations to stun or surprise suspects.
The standoff appears to have stemmed from a situation in which a resident of the building threatened another.
UPDATE 5:15 AM: The suspect was taken into custody and the area was being cleared and reopened to traffic.
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