12:44 PM: Just getting word of an arrest following a reported robbery attempt at a business in The Junction. The photo above shows Seattle Police alongside the north side of “The Hole” on 40th SW, near where the arrest reportedly was made. More to come – we’re still working to confirm details – thanks to everyone who has called/texted about the police sightings during the search.
(This photo and next one by Christopher Boffoli for WSB)
12:55 PM: Just talked to Det. Mark Jamieson in the SPD media unit, and here are the details, according to what police were told: A man who was “acting suspiciously” inside West Seattle Computers was asked to leave – and then pulled a gun out of his backpack. He then left the store. Someone from the store followed him until he turned east on Alaska, and called police. After searching areas including Jefferson Square and the businesses on the northeast side of The Junction, officers found someone in the alley between 40th and 41st SW matching the description, and after a positive ID, made an arrest at 12:38 pm.
1:27 PM: Added photos by WSB contributor Christopher Boffoli, who is based near where police made the arrest. The suspect’s face is blurred in the photo added above the 12:55 paragraph; in the photo above this paragraph, you see items that were reported to have been in the suspect’s possession – including what appears to be a gun.