Police standoff in WS

Some kind of a standoff happening — just caught a bit of a tv report – here’s an e-mail report from a witness – needless to say, sounds like an area to stay away from! (If you’ve got pix, send ’em to us.) 5:57 PM UPDATE: One comment quotes a media site as saying it’s over. Also, Slog has scene photo. 8:18 PM UPDATE: More details from the P-I.

A guy took an axe to his ex’s beamer– and is now holed up inside a house in 5200 block of 25th ave SW.
Neighbors not being allowed access.. big cop presence.
Axe is still hanging on the broken windshield

5 Replies to "Police standoff in WS"

  • lp3 April 26, 2007 (5:19 pm)

    saw the swat team heading west on the bridge…wondered where they were going. hope everyone is ok.

  • LyndaB April 26, 2007 (5:27 pm)

    I just tried to drive through Brandon from Delridge and had to turn around. They’ve a huge area (2 block radius?) roped off with police tape. It looks like a corner house. A helicopter is hovering up near Findlay and 35th. Why? I don’t know since the action is down on 25th. I live on 35th and was wary if there’s some crazy who’s going to jack my car up here. I hope y’all see me from up there. I’m dressed in hazard orange. :)

  • jf April 26, 2007 (5:53 pm)

    Police Respond To Man Barricaded In House

    POSTED: 4:36 pm PDT April 26, 2007
    UPDATED: 5:46 pm PDT April 26, 2007

    SEATTLE — According to Seattle police, a man who barricaded himself in a house in West Seattle near Brandon Street came out shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday.

    Renee Whitt with the Seattle Police Department said the incident began shortly after 2 p.m. Thursday when a man was seen chasing another man down the street.


  • Jiggers April 26, 2007 (7:05 pm)

    When the weather changes, so do peoples temper..

  • Matt Durham April 27, 2007 (12:28 am)

    “WestSeattleMag.com” has the photos and story.

    The “WestSeattleMag.com” is new online magazine with a photojournalistic approach to covering West Seattle.
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