Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Sniper in Seattle?

Just got a call from my husband who works in the Starbucks building that there seems to be a man with a rifle off Occidental. Lots of cop in gear.

Updates as I get them.

UPDATE: 4:58

This could be it:
SEATTLE - The Port of Seattle set up a perimeter of nearly half a mile around one of its terminals Wednesday after bomb-sniffing dogs indicated that two containers from Pakistan could contain explosives.

Bomb experts determined there was no radiation after they inserted a camera inside the containers, said port spokesman David Schaefer.

However, police and bomb experts were still at the scene in the late afternoon, removing boxes from the containers.

A bomb squad used explosive charges to cut into the containers, which may have detonated any explosives therein.

Update: 5:01pm

No bombs found so far.
5:06 Nope not the ports but this:
SEATTLE -- Seattle Police and Special Weapons and Tactics teams have surrounded an apartment on First Avenue South and Occidental Avenue.

KIRO 7 Eyewitness News reported that a man armed with a gun is on the second floor.

It is unknown if there are any hostages.


No sniper and no bombs. Seems it was an angry guy with access to three handguns and a worried father. Thank God. I imagine police are a bit twitchy after the synagogue shooter.

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