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SPD responds to reports of armed and barricaded man at Greenwood & 117th

Update: The Seattle Times reports the man has been charged with a hate crime. Read the full story here.
Earlier: Seattle Police officers now have a suspect in custody after reports he was armed and barricaded at Greenwood Avenue and North 117th Street.
SPD tweeted just before 3 p.m. that SWAT and hostage negotiators were on scene. SPD tweeted again just before 3:30 to say the suspect was in custody.
Metro buses 5 and 355 were rerouted to Aurora Avenue between North 105th and 125th streets.
Update 4:05 p.m.: Metro buses routes 5 and 355 are back to their normal routes.
Update 4:07 p.m.: KOMO 4 is reporting the man allegedly threatened to shoot up a mosque at Northgate. KOMO has a gallery of photos from the scene, and so does KIRO 7.
Update Tuesday 6 p.m.: More info from the SPD Blotter:

SWAT officers arrested a 37 year-old man at his Greenwood apartment today after receiving information from his out-of-state friend the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that he had made threats against a Seattle mosque.
Earlier today, the suspect posted threats online and, in a separate posting, claimed to have purchased an assault rifle and extra ammunition.
Acting on that information, SWAT and Hostage Negotiators went to the man’s home in the 11700 block of Greenwood Avenue North and arrested him shortly before 3:30 PM.
Investigators have learned the man has previously been contacted by area law enforcement who are investigating harassment and threats to another mosque.
Seattle police are working closely with the FBI to investigate the rapidly developing case.