UW Alert Blog

November 12, 2021

UW Advisory Seattle

UPDATE at 10:55 a.m. Sunday: The University Bridge is back open and operating normally. Traffic has resumed to cars, bikes and pedestrians.

UPDATE at 10:18 a.m. Saturday: The University Bridge is still stuck in an open position. SDOT does not expect a repair until this evening. Anyone coming to campus today, including for the 4 p.m. UW football game, must use alternate routes. Updates will be provided here as they become available.

ORIGINAL POST: The University Bridge is stuck in an open position and has been for nearly two hours. Please use alternate routes until further notice. Follow @SDOTtraffic on Twitter for more updates, and this post will be updated as information becomes available.

Info: alert.uw.edu

Sent at 1:01:37 PM Fri


November 10, 2021

UW Alert Seattle: Police activity north of campus

UPDATE at 10:50 a.m.: Seattle Police have opened all roads near the site of this morning’s incident (17th Ave. NE between NE 47th St. and NE 50th St.) following their investigation.

UPDATE at 6:47 a.m.: Seattle Police have a suspect in custody without incident after an earlier carjacking that occurred in Seattle’s Madison Valley neighborhood. Police took the suspect into custody after surrounding the suspect’s vehicle on 17th Ave. NE between NE 47th St. and NE 50th St. The scene is now secure. Traffic closures may persist; please avoid the area.

UPDATE at 6:30 a.m.: Seattle Police have located a suspect in an earlier carjacking incident that occurred in Seattle’s Madison Valley neighborhood and have surrounded the suspect’s vehicle on 17th Ave. NE between NE 47th St. and NE 50th St. Traffic is blocked in the area. Please avoid the area.

ORIGINAL POST at 6:27 a.m.: Seattle Police investigation at 17th Ave NE between NE 47th St. and NE 50th St. Avoid the area.


October 28, 2021

UW Alert Seattle: Hazardous materials response at Electrical and Computer Engineering Building

UPDATE at 7:20 p.m: All clear. The hazardous materials response is complete and Seattle Fire Department has secured the area. The lab where the chemical spill occurred was in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Building, which is connected to the Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science and Engineering. 

UPDATE at 6:47 p.m.: The person involved with the hazardous materials spill has been decontaminated and has no injuries. The lab where the spill occurred will be closed, locked, decontaminated and cleaned.

ORIGINAL POST at 6:30 p.m.: Seattle Fire Department is responding to a hazardous materials spill near the Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering (map). Please avoid the area. Updates will be provided here as available.


October 20, 2021

UW Alert test on Oct. 21 timed with Great ShakeOut 2021

The UW Alert notification system will be tested on Thursday, Oct. 21, around 10:21 a.m., in conjunction with the Great ShakeOut 2021, an international earthquake drill. Read more about the drill, including activities in Washington state, here.

A test UW Alert message will be sent via email and text, and posted on the UW Alert Twitter feed and Facebook page, reminding people about the drill and directing them to more information about preparing for earthquakes. If you don’t already receive these UW Alert notifications, sign up and learn more here.

For more resources, check out UW Emergency Management’s earthquake drill information and the international Great ShakeOut website.

In the video below, Harold Tobin, UW professor of Earth and space sciences and director of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, discusses seismic risks in our region.


July 29, 2021

UW Alert Seattle: Reported carjacking in E19 lot

UPDATE at 6:35 a.m.: The carjacking suspects are believed to have left the E19 lot area (map) in a 2012 black Honda Civic, with Washington license plate BIM1574. UWPD, SPD are still investigating. All clear.

ORIGINAL POST at 6:15 a.m.: Reported carjacking in E19 parking lot, immediately south of Husky Stadium (map). Four suspects displayed gun, stole car (2012 black Honda Civic) and left, headed northbound.

UWPD and SPD officers are in the area.


July 27, 2021

UW Alert Seattle – Armed robbery at U Village business

UPDATE at 1:36 p.m.: Seattle police are on the scene of the reported armed robbery at a business at University Village. The suspect is believed to have left the area. The investigation continues, but the area is clear.

ORIGINAL POST: An armed robbery was reported at a business at University Village. The suspect reportedly displayed a gun at several people but did not fire and took some items before fleeing in a white van. The van was last seen headed northbound on Union Bay Place NE. More information will be provided here as it becomes available.


June 24, 2021

UW Alert Seattle – Armed robbery

[UPDATE at 12:32 p.m.] All clear. A suspect is in custody in relation to the armed robbery at a business in the 4300 block of University Way NE. Anyone who may have witnessed the robbery can contact the Seattle Police Department at 206-625-5011.

[ORIGINAL POST] An armed robbery was reported at a business in the 4300 block of University Way NE. The suspect displayed a handgun before leaving the business. There is no suspect description at this point.

More information will be provided here as it becomes available.


May 13, 2021

UW Alert Seattle: Attempted robbery at Triangle Garage

UPDATE at 2:23 p.m. on May 17: Police have arrested the suspect in the attempted armed robbery Thursday at Triangle Garage, and he currently is in custody at King County Jail.

UPDATE at 10:33 a.m. on May 13: The suspect in the attempted robbery at the Triangle Garage near UW Medical Center remains at large, and UWPD is continuing its investigation. The suspect description and photos are below. The suspect is armed; if you see the suspect, don’t attempt to make contact and instead call 9-1-1.

UPDATE at 9:48 a.m. on May 13: Police report an attempted robbery at the Triangle Garage near UW Medical Center. The suspect was reportedly attempting to prowl a car, when the victim confronted the individual, who displayed a handgun. The suspect fled the parking garage and was last seen at the bus stop on the south side of NE Pacific St. Police are still trying to locate the suspect.

The suspect was described as a heavyset man, with long stringy hair, wearing a dark blue jacket, blue jeans, a white pattered shirt and a blue face mask. He was carrying a briefcase. Photos from security camera footage are below. Contact UWPD with any information: 206-685-8973.

Security camera footage from May 13, 2021.

 

Security camera footage from May 13, 2021.

ORIGINAL POST at 9:42 a.m. on May 13: Robbery with handgun pointed at victim @ Triangle Garage. Avoid area. More: alert.uw.edu


May 6, 2021

UW Advisory: Single-dose COVID vaccine pop-up clinic now at Alder Commons

The UW is partnering with the City of Seattle to host a Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccine pop-up clinic at Alder Commons now, until 3 p.m. (Thursday, May 6).

Map showing location of Alder Hall at the corner of NE 40th Street and University Way NE

Find more information at uw.edu/coronavirus.


April 19, 2021

UW Alert Seattle: Reported armed robbery near U Village

UPDATE at 9:45pm: Police investigation of the reported armed robbery near U Village continues. The scene is cleared. More information will be provided here if it becomes available.

ORIGINAL POST: Reported armed robbery at a business on NE 45th St, immediately southeast of U Village around 9pm. Seattle police are searching the area. Avoid if possible. Suspect described as a man wearing all black clothing and a skeleton face mask. Reportedly displayed a short-barrel rifle. More information will be provided here as it becomes available.

Anyone with information about the incident can contact SPD’s non-emergency phone line at 206-625-5011.


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