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.