Major Police Action Thursday Due To ‘Crazy Guy Calling About Shooting’

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BTB Reader Beth Wagner sent us the following email Thursday afternoon (April 28th), asking if we knew what the major police action was near the intersection of 177th and Des Moines Memorial Drive in Burien around 3:30pm:

Any ideas what is going on in the area around BZ?

There are about 13 police cars and a helicopter overhead.

– Beth

Here’s a photo she sent from her iPhone showing the police cruisers:

We inquired with Sgt. John Urquhart of the King County Sheriff’s Office, who replied quickly via email with this quote:

“Crazy guy calling about a shooting. No shooting.”

So, long story short: it was a false alarm.

But, as you may be aware, when someone calls and mentions a gun, police really respond.

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