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February 21, 2012 at 11:48 AM

UPDATE: Seattle police arrest suspected gunman

UPDATE AT 1 P.M.: At around 12:40 p.m., Seattle police SWAT officers arrested the suspected gunman in the greenbelt near 13th Avenue South and South Dearborn Street. The man has been taken to the Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct to be interviewed before being booked into the King County Jail, police said.

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ORIGINAL POST: Seattle police are investigating a report of shots fired in South Seattle and are searching for a suspect.

Police spokesman Mark Jamieson said that officers were notified about a suspect running around the neighbhorhood around 1200 block of South Dearborn Street with a gun.

“We have him in sight, we’re just trying to get to him,” Jamieson said.

It’s unclear if anyone was hit by gunfire.

“We don’t have any reports of anybody being hurt,” he said.

The state Department of Transportation reports the I-5 northbound and southbound off- and on-ramps to Dearborn Street are blocked because of the investigation.

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