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‘SPD activity’ shuts down area around E Olive Way — UPDATE

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.

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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Steve Dossick
Steve Dossick
1 year ago

The police also had a massive presence 10th ave south of Prospect starting at around 9p last night…related?