UPDATE: Emergency response on low bridge

8:09 PM: Avoid the low bridge – there’s a big police and fire response, and the eastbound direction is closed. We’re on our way to find out more.

8:33 PM: Officers tell us they are talking with a person in crisis.

9:20 PM: Still ongoing, and the eastbound side of the low bridge remains closed.

9:44 PM: Via scanner traffic, we’re hearing that the situation is wrapping up, without injury, so the SFD units that had been standing by are demobilizing, after almost two hours.

5 Replies to "UPDATE: Emergency response on low bridge"

  • Neighbor May 28, 2017 (8:27 pm)

    Just drove by. It appears this is an active jumper situation. There was a man sitting on the railing from the bike path with his feet hanging over the bridge. The police are on the bridge and he won’t let them near.

    • WSB May 28, 2017 (8:50 pm)

      I don’t know that we can speculate on the person’s intent but indeed there are many officers there talking with the person. Police spend far more of their time intervening in crises than most people realize – thousands of times a year, according to this report, and they get special training (if you listen to the scanner, you will hear dispatchers ask if officers are crisis-intervention-trained, when sending help to certain calls). We will continue to monitor.

      • Alki Resident May 28, 2017 (9:39 pm)

        Either way, I know we have some incredible negotiators in our area and we are so fortunate for that. 

  • Alki Resident May 28, 2017 (8:43 pm)

    Praying for this person. This breaks my heart.

  • newnative May 28, 2017 (9:49 pm)

    Thanks be. 

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