Does anyone know what all the police activity was about last night? There were a bunch of cop cars on Pike/Pine/25th/26th Ave blocks. It appears they were looking for someone and had the police dogs out. One of the neighbors went outside and the police told him to go back into his house.
UPDATE 11:35 am from the editor: Commenter Janelle posted the following tale below:
This is what I know as we called 911 and spoke to the police multiple times last night. The police pulled over a car and three men fled, for reasons which we are unaware. Apparently they were in people’s back yards (between 25th and 26th, from Union traveling towards Madison) and we could hear them yelling and running. (They may have been trying to rid of a weapon while fleeing.) When 911 was called we could give a discription of one man and later he was arrested close to Madison. Police talked to us for a description, looked in our backyard and confirmed that the decription fit the man caught. After it quieted down and we went back to bed, another man jumped our fence from our back yard and so 911 was called again. It was believed that he was hiding under our truck the entire time. (Next time we have the police search our yard we will have to give direction such as look in the tool shed and under the truck!) As of 1:00am Monday there were still two men in question. Scary night overall. Thank you Seattle police for assisting and hopefully next time we can work better together. It would have been good initially to know that three men had fled the police stop and not just the one that we initially called about. Also it would have been better if police would have searched the grounds better, not just ours but our ajoining neighbors. I understand the difficulty of trying to catch people in the middle of a dark night and I hope that is was helpful that we had close contact with 911 and were able to provide some descriptions and/or locations.