Update: Here’s more info from the SPD Blotter:
Seattle Police officers were called to assist Seattle Fire while they were attempting to treat a man earlier this morning in the 700 Block of North 85th Street. As SFD was attempting to evaluate him, he began combative and mentioned a rifle. The man ran further into the house while the firefighters grabbed the unloaded rifle and retreated from the house.
Seattle Police arrived and set up containment around 9:45 this morning. SWAT officers and negotiators arrived and attempted to establish contact with the man. The man eventually came out on his own and was evaluated by Seattle Fire. He was then transported to the hospital for further treatment.
Update 11 .m.: The Seattle Times reports the man has left the building and is being examined by medics.
Earlier: Seattle Police are on scene at North 85th Street and Linden Avenue North right now, negotiating with a man who has barricaded himself inside a building.
A negotiator with a loudspeaker could be heard asking the man to pick up the phone and talk.
An officer on scene said it wasn’t known if the man had any weapons.
North 85th Street is blocked in both directions, and Linden is shut down one block in either direction.