Update at 2:13 p.m: Police say they have the gunman in custody. No one was injured.
Update at 1:38 p.m.: Police said officers believe they have the man cornered inside the parking garage of a building in the 1000 block of Union Street, although he has not yet been taken into custody. Police said he is distressed and talking about suicide. Streets in the area remained closed.
Original post: Police are looking for a man who was seen brandishing a handgun outside of a parking garage at 10th Avenue and Union Street in Seattle.
Witness Don Thomas, a 40-year-old carpenter from Tacoma, said he was working at a job site near the intersection when he saw the gunman pull a handgun out of his jacket pocket and raise it several times at two people who walked by him. Thomas said the two pedestrians had not threatened the armed man in any way.
He said he heard one of the two ask, “Are you going to shoot me?”
The man then disappeared, but was spotted by police running into a parking garage of a mixed retail and residential building.
According to police spokesman Patrick Michaud, the man brandished the handgun at around 12:38 p.m. and then disappeared into the parking garage. Police have the building surrounded and are currently looking for the man, he said.
The man is described as a white male in his 30s. He was wearing a black leather jacket, red shirt, black pants and white sneakers.
There have been no reports of shots fired, Michaud said.
This post will be updated when more information is available.