Police shoot armed man following long standoff

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SEATTLE — Police shot and killed an armed man who barricaded himself Friday inside a Capitol Hill apartment.

Police first approached the suspect after an apartment resident in the 100 block of Bellevue Avenue East called officers shortly after 3 a.m to report a man carrying a gun. Police arrived and the man barricaded himself in his room, police said.

Police evacuated much of the building around 6 a.m. and engaged the man in a long standoff, with SWAT Team negotiaters and others trying to calm the him down. During that time, the man called at least two area news stations — including Q13 FOX News — and requested “his story get out.” The man sounded calm, but irrational.

Officers entered the man’s apartment around 11 a.m. and shot the man dead. No officers were injured in the incident.

A few Seattle streets were closed Friday morning as a SWAT Team negotiated with the man. Denny Way between Olive Way and Melrose Avenue were closed at 6 a.m. Other streets in the area were also blocked, officials said. Bus routes weren’t immediately affected, and the roads were slated to reopen following the investigation.

StandoffThis story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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  • Unhappy neighbor

    A text-to-speech message this morning indicated that the unit in question is unit 501 of 103 Bellevue Ave. E. Sales and public records indicate the unit is owned by Anthony Cangialosi. The incident really started at 1 pm on the 4th of July when the man started playing pre-recorded sounds including car alarms and anti-government recordings at a deafening volume from his condo. Police visited a number of times and the tenant was unresponsive.

  • BILL K.

    In seattle the main people to fear IS THE PIGS. you sneeze they beat you cuffed ir not. And if you are not white they may kill you for no good reason. WE NEED SOMEONE TO PROTECT US F R O M THE POLICE.

    • Ralph

      We need the police to crack down on the druggies, thugs and muggers in downtown. Too many saggy pants types hanging around doing nothing and causing trouble.