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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

December 2, 2014 at 8:11 AM

Deputies arrest 1 at Burien Big 5 burglary

An alleged burglar drove a vehicle into the front doors of the Big 5 Sporting Goods store in Burien. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)

An alleged burglar drove a vehicle into the front doors of the Big 5 Sporting Goods store in Burien. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)

Update at 11:52 a.m.: Deputies say there is extensive damage inside the Big 5 store. Only 1 suspect found inside.

UPDATE at 11:05 a.m.: One suspect has been detained at the Big 5. Deputies search for more.

UPDATE at 10:59 a.m.: Sheriff’s Sgt. DB Gates says the burglar or burglars were targeting the store’s firearms.

The first deputies on the scene noticed the cases holding rifles and ammo had been disturbed. They also heard noises in the ceiling where they believe a suspect was hiding.

UPDATE at 10:40 a.m. | Hostage negotiators continue to try contacting the alleged burglar believed to be inside the Burien Big 5, according to a KCSO tweet. Southwest 148th Avenue remains closed between First and Third avenues.

Deputies are taking extra care because of the access to guns inside.

Sgt. DB Gates tells KOMO Radio they had voice contact with a man who refused to come out. He and perhaps others may be hiding in the ceiling.

Firefighters also responded to the scene Tuesday morning, and deputies used their ladder to crawl onto the roof of the building.

The incident has clogged traffic in the area which is near the Burien transit center and park-and-ride.

ORIGINAL POST | King County deputies are on the scene of a commercial burglary in Burien at the Big 5 store in the 100 block of Southwest 148th Street, according to a tweet from the King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO).

The suspect is believed to still be inside the building.

Entry was made to the business by driving a vehicle through the front doors, according to a KCSO tweet.

Southwest 148th Street is now closed from First Avenue to Third Avenue Southwest. Use alternate routes.

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