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SWAT team at 92nd and Greenwood

September 14th, 2012 · No Comments

Update 4:30 p.m.: The incident is over and traffic on that stretch of Greenwood is back to normal.

Earlier: Seattle Police and SWAT are on the scene at North 92nd Street and Greenwood. SPD tweets indicate it’s a domestic violence suspect who has barricaded himself inside and may be armed with a knife.

Paul sent us this photo of SPD blocking off Greenwood Avenue North at North 90th Street.

Metro has rerouted the number 5 bus off of Greenwood between North 90 Street and Holman Road. Bus riders will need to use stops north of Holman Road or south of 90th.

Here’s what the SPD Blotter had to say after the incident was over:

SWAT team arrests a male suspect holed up in an apartment who refused to surrender for hours. Shortly after 9:00 a.m. the adult female victim woke up to find the male suspect in her apartment in the 9000 block of Greenwood Avenue North (the victim and suspect have a past relationship and a child in common). The victim reported that the suspect was harassing her and refused to leave. The victim left her apartment with her child, went to a relative’s house nearby and called 911.

Officers arrived on scene at the apartment in the 9000 block of Greenwood Avenue North and discovered the suspect was still inside the residence. The suspect refused to come outside and refused to surrender to officers.

Negotiators and the SWAT team were called to the scene. Negotiators established contact with the suspect and talked to him for several hours however, the suspect refused to surrender.

At approximately 4:00 p.m. SWAT officers approached the apartment and spoke with the suspect through the front door. The SWAT officers successfully convinced the suspect to give himself up. The suspect stepped outside and was taken into custody without further incident.

The suspect, a male believed to be in his 30′s, was transported to an area hospital for a mental health evaluation.

Nobody was injured throughout the incident.

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