UPDATE: Police search in Alki area

(Added: WSB photo, police at scene where incident is reported to have begun)

9:56 PM: You might be hearing the sirens, and/or seeing the police vehicles – there’s a search on in Alki, with K-9 joining in. The 2700 block of 61st SW is where it’s reported to have begun, with suspects possibly heading east and south. We don’t know exactly what sparked the search, nor do we have suspect descriptions, but what’s been mentioned via radio so far includes a possible stolen car and discovery of ammunition. More as we get it.

10:19 PM: One person tells us via Twitter that the suspects fled after a suspected stolen vehicle was stopped on 61st just south of Alki, which would match the address we had heard.

11:24 PM: While as noted in comments one person is reported to have been taken into custody in the area, we don’t know yet whether the person is connected to this, but will be checking in the morning, by which time a report should be available. The search has scaled back somewhat and some police have been released to go to other West Seattle calls that had been on hold.

19 Replies to "UPDATE: Police search in Alki area"

  • Megan July 23, 2017 (10:00 pm)

    Thanks guys!!! Live one block over and knew you guys would know what was going on!

  • Marie July 23, 2017 (10:06 pm)

    Yes I live on 60th and Admiral (toward the beach drive side) South side of Admiral and a  police van  is parked at the end of my driveway with the lights on very bright.   Really disturbing on such a peaceful summery evening.  But I am relieved the WSB always has the updates

  • mrsB July 23, 2017 (10:13 pm)

    Second fire truck just tore down Admiral.  Many police cars already went down.  First big police response of the summer, I think.

    • WSB July 23, 2017 (10:16 pm)

      There’s a medical response – not related so far as I know – at Beach Drive/61st, so that’s what the fire units are about.

  • Jeffy1091 July 23, 2017 (10:17 pm)

    Ambulance just came racing down Admiral towards Ali at 10:10pm (we live on Admiral and 45th), after at least 5 police cars headed that way earlier.

    • WSB July 23, 2017 (10:27 pm)

      No medical response on this call so far so that would most likely be for the aforementioned Beach Drive call. The search on this incident, meantime, continues, relatively extensively.

      • Drew July 23, 2017 (10:56 pm)

        We live right across from Alki elementary on 59th and we’ve been flooded with police, they’ve closed the street off and many officers with k-9s weaving all around. I also just heard some crazy yelling and screaming that seemed to come from the direction mentioned…don’t know if it was related. 

  • Tj July 23, 2017 (10:23 pm)

    Thanks for the quick response from you beach dwellers!  I’m up the hill a ways and I get. nervous when so many cop cars scream passed my house!  

    Please keep us updated!  

  • KD July 23, 2017 (10:37 pm)

    On 61st and Beach Drive, no medical response here. All is quiet on the waterfront side of the street.

    • WSB July 23, 2017 (10:56 pm)

      Sorry, 3400 block of 63rd, not 61st.

  • annika July 23, 2017 (10:48 pm)

    Looks like the police have apprehended someone – just saw an officer escorting someone in handcuffs to another police car.  Road still blocked at 59th and Stevens by a police vehicle.

    • WSB July 23, 2017 (10:54 pm)

      One possible suspect in custody but they were reported to be looking for 3.

      • Katie July 24, 2017 (10:10 pm)

        There were 4 suspects running, they ran by me while I was standing outside of my friends place on Stevens.

  • Aubra Taylor July 23, 2017 (10:59 pm)

    Thank you WSB!! ❤️❤️❤️

  • Alki July 23, 2017 (11:10 pm)

    I called the police to report someone running in the dark, thickly wooded area behind Alki elementary around 10 pm. Fairly certain (disheartened) no officers have come to check it out, but hopefully that is because (hopefully!) the suspect has been apprehended.

    • WSB July 23, 2017 (11:23 pm)

      I heard that mentioned on the scanner. They were in the area.

  • Alki July 23, 2017 (11:39 pm)

    I think the police just walked 3 people out of the woods behind Alki elements.

  • Ej July 23, 2017 (11:59 pm)

    Near Admiral/62nd and hearing at least 3 police car sirens in the last 5 minutes or so.

    • WSB July 24, 2017 (12:03 am)

      There’s a medical dispatch to 61st/Alki. Two units. Don’t know if it’s related.

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