Schools briefly ordered to ‘shelter in place’ after shots fired in West Seattle neighborhood

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WEST SEATTLE — Police took a man into custody after a SWAT standoff in the 2100 block of Arch Way Southwest.

According to Seattle police, a man started firing shots into the air Thursday afternoon . Nobody was hurt, but there was ‘significant’ damage to cars in the area.

Officers recovered a handgun and a rifle from the suspect. Medics treated him at the scene for minor injuries to his face and then transported him to the hospital for a mental evaluation.

Students and staff at four West Seattle schools were under a “shelter in place” order around 3:00 p.m.

School officials lifted that order shortly after 4:00 p.m.

The schools affected included Lafayette, West Seattle High, Madison and Schmitz Park. Alki was also notified of the police activity.

Stay with Q13 FOX News for updates on this developing story.

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