EVERETT, WA – Region 1 SWAT deploys for early morning robbery incident in Everett.
Just before 6:30 a.m., 911 received reports of a robbery in the parking lot of the Motel Express (2301 Broadway Ave). A female victim told arriving officers she had been robbed by a man at gunpoint. Witnesses stated the male fled and hid inside a room at Motel Express. Officers attempted contact, but there was no response.
Due to the report of a firearm, the lack of response and concerns for community safety, Region 1 SWAT deployed to the incident. At about 9:45 a.m., SWAT entered and confirmed the man was not hiding inside a motel room.
During the police response, Motel Express was evacuated and those displaced were assisted by Everett Transit with a bus for heat and shelter.
The female victim was not injured.
Broadway Ave was open to traffic while the 2100 block of 23rd St was closed during the incident. North Middle School initiated a modified lockdown.
Major Crimes detectives will continue investigating the robbery.
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