Update: About the helicopters near east West Seattle …

(Added: Guardian One video from the arrest scene)
5:46 PM: We’re getting a few questions about helicopter activity near east West Seattle. KIRO TV says it’s a search by the 1st Avenue South Bridge related to a stolen car, and that three people have been detained. Aerial pictures show a King County Sheriff’s Office vehicle, so we’re trying to contact KCSO for more information.

6:34 PM: KCSO confirms 3 – all the suspects they had sought – are in custody.

9 Replies to "Update: About the helicopters near east West Seattle ..."

  • Jake October 14, 2014 (5:54 pm)

    I was sitting at the intersection at west marginal and holden when an older Subaru came flying by with several police cars in pursuit. Witnessed a spike strip being deployed. Pretty chaotic scene considering all the traffic.

  • Kay K October 14, 2014 (5:57 pm)

    They are over the greenbelt between Highland Park Way and the bridge area.

  • JulNJer October 14, 2014 (6:17 pm)

    This is affecting traffic coming off the I5 Michigan Street exit. I can see the Southbound traffic on the 1st Avenue Bridge and it’s crawling.

  • Kelly October 14, 2014 (6:18 pm)

    We live above the Greenbelt and there are even more Sheriff’s helicopters present now plus I counted at least 10 police and sheriff’s cars when I was exiting the First Avenue South Bridge. The officers were all out of their cars peering into that duck pond green belt area. More police are coming so I don’t think it is over yet. It is a huge manhunt for folks that stole what appears to be a late model station wagon (from what I could tell driving by).

  • JEM October 14, 2014 (6:21 pm)

    Saw the car coming the wrong way down the west marginal exit from 509/1st ave south and they pulled to the side and all jumped out and ran into the bushes, multiple sheriff vehicles right behind them. Glad they were caught, so dumb to run for it!

  • r October 14, 2014 (6:33 pm)

    Just drove through the area and there were atleast a dozen cop cars on and below the bridge.

  • lisa October 14, 2014 (7:12 pm)

    I work on Michigan and coming home over the 1st ave bridge there was a police officer on the bridge with a rifle with a scope looking down over the side and several police cars and the subaru station wagon off the side of the road now pointed the wrong way.

  • sarah October 14, 2014 (7:53 pm)

    i was one of the people who directed the cops in their direction when they jumped out at the the end of the 1st ave bridge and took off into the sticker bushes

  • tk October 15, 2014 (9:19 pm)

    Seriously, over a crappy car? My iphone is worth more, it was stolen from my son’s backpack by a caregiver at Hiawatha after school child care and the cops did nothing.

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