Highway 520 bridge reopens after police activity

September 22, 2018

SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities say the Highway 520 floating bridge has reopened between Seattle and the eastern suburbs after a possibly armed person in a pickup truck was taken into custody.

The Washington State Department of Transportation said on Twitter at about 5 p.m. that the bridge was closed to all traffic because of police activity.

KOMO-TV reports transportation officials responded to a disabled vehicle in the eastbound lanes and that the person in the vehicle was not cooperative.

Washington State Patrol Trooper Rick Johnson said on Twitter that SWAT and a negotiator were on the scene and that the person had been taken into custody just before 6 p.m.

Authorities had said the person earlier had thrown a shotgun from the vehicle and it was unknown if there were more weapons.

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