Police SWAT teams are en route to the University of Washington to negotiate with a 40-year-old man who allegedly pepper-sprayed a UW police officer and barricaded himself inside a building.
According to Seattle Police Detective Renee Witt, officers were on the scene at the intersection of 7th Avenue NE and NE Northlake Place after a university police officer was pepper sprayed by a man on campus.
Police were trying to negotiate with the man, who barricaded himself inside a building.
Seattle police say to expect road closures in the area between 6th and 8th Streets and Northlake Place.
SPD has guns aimed at the door of a trailer down by Benjamin Hall. @thedaily pic.twitter.com/kvKljoEGny
— Joshua Bessex (@Bessex_Joshua) March 31, 2014
Hopefully this can be resolved without violence.
UPDATE 3:24 P.M.: "Seattle PD just used a noise making device to try and get a barricaded man out of U Dist trailer," says the Seattle Times' Jennifer Sullivan.
A UW police commander tells Imana Gunawan, a reporter for UW's The Daily newspaper, that a "man hit Seattle City Light prop, maced UWPD officer, now barricaded himself in trailer, doesn't appear armed."
UPDATE 4:40 P.M.:
The suspect in the Northlake Pl. incident has surrendered to officers.— Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) March 31, 2014