UW Alert Blog

January 24, 2022

Attempted carjacking near NE 45th St and 21st Ave. NE

UPDATE at 11:35 a.m. Thursday: Seattle police reported Thursday that they arrested two suspects on Wednesday night in connection with this carjacking incident and are investigating their possible involvement in a string of other incidents in the University District.

UPDATE at 8:52 p.m.: Seattle police have secured the scene of the attempted carjacking and continue to search the area for the suspect vehicle. The scene is considered clear. Anyone who sees the suspect vehicle is asked to call 911 with the information. Any further updates will be provided on this post as they become available.

ORIGINAL POST: Two suspects attempted to carjack an individual near NE 45th Street and 21st Avenue NE. One of the suspects displayed a Taser-like weapon. They were not able to steal the victim’s car and left westbound on NE 45th Street in a dark gray sedan, possibly a Honda, with silver rims and a temporary tag in the rear window and no license plate.   

Seattle police are on the scene and investigating. Please avoid the area. 

This post will be updated as more information becomes available.