UPDATE 8:10 a.m.| Seattle police say that a bizarre 911 call led to a SWAT call out and arrest in Greenwood yesterday.
Police were called to the 200 block of North 85th Street around 6 p.m. for a report of a 17-year-old girl being held against her will by an armed man, said police spokesman Mark Jamieson. Police believed the incident was connected to a robbery involving the teenage girl on Sunday.
The girl told police that at around 3 p.m. on Sunday the 20-year-old man and another man came over to her Greenwood apartment. The second man, who she didn’t know, pulled out a gun and asked her to hand over cash. During the robbery the gun went off; there were no injuries. After receiving the cash, the two men left. Police were called, but the men could not be found, according to Jamieson.
Last night, a friend of the 17-year-old dialed 911 to report that the teenage girl was being held against her will by the 20-year-old man, police said. The person who called for help said that they had been texting with the girl and that that texted she was in danger.
Police responded to the Greenwood apartment and SWAT officers were called in. After a short standoff, the 20-year-old man was arrested without incident, police said.
The 17-year-old girl told investigators that the man had come over to her house that day and they were hanging out, but when the girl’s friends showed up he told her that if she answered the door he would go to jail. The girl said that the man told her he had a gun. No gun was found, Jamieson said.
No gun was located at the scene. There were no injuries.
The 20-year-old was booked into the King County Jail for investigation of robbery from the Sunday incident, and investigation of unlawful imprisonment
Original post: A busy street through the Greenwood area was closed part of Monday evening as a police negotiating team was called to a “barricade situation.”
Traffic on North 85th Street was halted between Greenwood Avenue North and Third Avenue Northwest about 8:30 p.m. Witnesses reported a large number of police cars in the area.
By about 9:30 p.m., a Seattle Police SWAT team was on the scene and reported that a suspect was in custody.
There was no immediate information what led to the incident.