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June 27, 2012 at 4:18 PM

UPDATE: Barricaded fugitive arrested in North Seattle

A female fugitive suspected of being involved in a bank robbery is taken into custody by SWAT Wednesday. She barricaded herself in a North Seattle apartment (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times).

UPDATE AT 4:59 P.M.: A female fugitive has been taken into custody following a police standoff in North Seattle.

Seattle police responded to an apartment building in Midvale Avenue North around 2 p.m. today to assist the FBI in its attempt to contact a 29-year-old female fugitive who was held up inside one of the units.

At about  4:22 p.m. the female came out of the apartment and was taken into custody, police said. A second subject was inside and moments later she also walked out of the apartment and was taken into custody, police said.

ORIGINAL POST: A female fugitive has barricaded herself in a North Seattle apartment and a Seattle police SWAT team has been dispatched to the scene.

Information is still a little sketchy, but Assistant Police Chief Jim Pugel said the woman and her boyfriend were wanted by the FBI – possibly in connection with a bank robbery, drugs or both – and the couple was tracked by members of the Seattle Police Department’s gang unit.

The boyfriend was taken into custody and is now being questioned, but the woman was able to elude police and is now holed up in her apartment in the area of North 105th Street and Midvale Avenue North, Pugel said.

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