Metro bus driver shot; Seattle police shoot suspect

Metro bus driver shot; Seattle police shoot suspect

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Metro bus driver shot; Seattle police shoot suspect

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by KING 5 News

KTVB.COM

Posted on August 12, 2013 at 12:04 PM

Updated Monday, Aug 12 at 12:04 PM

SEATTLE -- Seattle police officers shot a man suspected of shooting a Metro bus driver multiple times in downtown Seattle on Monday morning.

The suspect reportedly shot the driver on the Route 27 bus near Benaroya Hall at 3rd Avenue and Union Street. He then fled through downtown and attempted to get on a second bus. The driver of the second bus refused to let him board and evacuated the passengers through the rear of the bus.

Police officers shot the suspect near 2nd Avenue and Seneca Street.

There is a three-block radius of street closures north, south, east and west of the scene at 2nd Avenue and Seneca Street. Closures of at least eight hours are to be expected.

Downtown workers who need to return to their offices should contact an officer near the police line and provide work ID.

The 67-year-old bus driver who was shot does not appear to have life-threatening injuries, police said.

The suspect is in critical condition and was taken to Harborview Medical Center.

A 32-year-old Seattle Police Department officer sustained minor injuries during the incident, possibly from flying glass. The officer was transported to Harborview.

A second officer, who is in his 50s, was also taken to Harborview for treatment for a medical condition.

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