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Large police turnout Tuesday night for domestic violence call in Boulevard Park

Large police turnout Tuesday night for domestic violence call in Boulevard Park

Tuesday night (Aug. 30), at around 8:15 p.m. King County Sheriff’s Deputies – including a TAC30 SWAT team – responded to the 12400 block of 20th Ave S. (map below) in Boulevard Park to a call... [Read more]

Burien man shoots at police, SWAT team before yelling ‘Uncle’ and being arrested

Burien man shoots at police, SWAT team before yelling ‘Uncle’ and being arrested

A 66-year old Burien man is in custody after firing at police during a lengthy standoff in Burien early Tuesday morning (April 5). The incident started just after 10 p.m. Monday night (April 4) at a... [Read more]

SWAT team responds to home in Shorewood Sunday, finds suicide victim

SWAT team responds to home in Shorewood Sunday, finds suicide victim

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that Sunday night (Dec. 6), a SWAT team discovered a tragic scene – a man had shot himself inside his home in the Shorewood neighborhood of Burien. Police... [Read more]

King County Sheriff’s SWAT, police assist ATF Friday morning in north Burien

King County Sheriff’s SWAT, police assist ATF Friday morning in north Burien

If you saw a SWAT team and numerous police officers in the area around S. 116th and 5th Ave S. in Burien Friday morning (May 15), it was the King County Sheriff’s Office – and local police –... [Read more]

SWAT team successfully arrest warrant suspect holed up in Burien home Friday

SWAT team successfully arrest warrant suspect holed up in Burien home Friday

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that SWAT team mediators have successfully taken a warrant suspect into custody from a home near SW 116th and 15th Ave SW in Burien Friday afternoon... [Read more]

Man arrested after tense stand-off at Big 5 store in Burien Tuesday

Man arrested after tense stand-off at Big 5 store in Burien Tuesday

http://youtu.be/xTAP-QzH_rQ After a very tense four+-hour stand-off, the King County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man at Big 5 Sporting Goods on SW 148th Street Tuesday morning (Dec. 2) after... [Read more]

SWAT Team, major police action for suicidal man in Burien home Thursday

SWAT Team, major police action for suicidal man in Burien home Thursday

Police were called for a welfare check on a home in Burien on 8th Ave South between SW 140th and SW 146th Thursday night (May 22), and upon discovering a suicidal man, called in a SWAT team and backup. “We... [Read more]

CRIME: Major Police Turnout Near Olde/Lake Burien Tuesday Afternoon

CRIME: Major Police Turnout Near Olde/Lake Burien Tuesday Afternoon

Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer If you were near the Olde/Lake Burien neighborhood Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 21) between around 1:30 – 3 p.m., you may have wondered what all the police action was,... [Read more]

UPDATE: “Suicidal” Man Eludes Major Police Response In Burien Thursday

UPDATE: “Suicidal” Man Eludes Major Police Response In Burien Thursday

UPDATE FRI. 6/18/10: According to Sgt. Jim Laing of the King County Sherriff’s Department, Thursday’s major police response on SW 124th was due to a “suicidal” 30-year old male... [Read more]

If You Saw Fire, Medic, Police & SWAT Near Lake Burien Sunday, Here’s Why…

If You Saw Fire, Medic, Police & SWAT Near Lake Burien Sunday, Here’s Why…

Sunday afternoon (June 13) around 4pm, we got a call from a friend who lives on Lake Burien, but who just happened to be out of town. She said that a neighbor called and told her there was a S.W.A.T. team... [Read more]

Was That A S.W.A.T. Team Busting Into A Burien House Friday?

Was That A S.W.A.T. Team Busting Into A Burien House Friday?

On Friday (March 12), we received the following email from BTB Reader Jessica, who was concerned about what she thought was a S.W.A.T. team busting down the door of a Burien house on SW 143rd: On my way... [Read more]