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November 20, 2023

UW Advisory

UPDATE: 1:14 p.m. The Seattle Fire Department has extinguished the fire. The area has reopened to traffic. 12:56 p.m. The Seattle Fire Department is responding to a rubbish fire at 7th Avenue NE and NE 40th Street. The fire is by the University Bridge near the Wall of Death public art installation. Expect street closures. […]

October 19, 2023

TEST of UW Alert system today; info on Great ShakeOut 2023

The UW Alert notification system will be tested on Thursday, Oct. 19, around 10:19 a.m. Today is also Great ShakeOut 2023, an international earthquake drill. Read more about the drill, including activities in Washington state. A test UW Alert message will be sent via email and text, and posted on the UW Alert X feed […]

September 19, 2023

UW Alert

UPDATE 12:18 p.m.: Police continue to investigate but have not yet located the suspect or the stolen vehicle. The area has reopened to regular traffic. The license plate of the blue Ford sedan is CGS8579. If seen, call 911. UPDATE 11:55 a.m.: The suspect was described as a 6-foot-tall man in his mid-30s, wearing a […]

August 14, 2023

UW Advisory

UPDATE at 7:15 p.m. UW is continuing to closely monitor weather conditions due to a National Weather Service excessive heat warning for today, tomorrow and Wednesday. The University of Washington’s Weather Status Assessment Group recommends that you: See additional extreme heat tips and information from UW Emergency Management. UW employeesEmployees working outdoors must follow UW […]

July 14, 2023

UW Advisory

UPDATE at 5:51 p.m.: University Way NE has reopened to traffic. 5:09 p.m.: Seattle police have closed University Way NE between 45th Street and 47th Street as officers investigate following the arrest of a man who was driving erratically and possibly involved in a burglary outside of the immediate area. There’s no current threat.

May 31, 2023

UW Alert Seattle

UPDATE June 1, 2023: Police are still searching for the four robbery suspects and their vehicle. They were described as wearing all black, with black balaclava masks covering their faces. They reportedly stole a phone and a pair of sneakers from two men and a woman. UPDATE at 7:50 p.m.: Police have not yet located […]

May 28, 2023


UPDATE at 3:53 a.m.: The suspects are described as three women and three men in their early teens or 20s who left on foot headed north/northeast. The suspects have not been located. More information will be provided if it becomes available. ORIGINAL POST: A person reported being pepper sprayed and robbed at around 3:30 a.m. […]

April 21, 2023

Assault and Robbery

UW Alert: Assault/robbery at an ATM near 45th Street and University Way. Suspect ran west. Described as a man in his 50s with a green beanie and black coat. If seen, call 911.

April 12, 2023

UW Advisory

University of Washington Police have received reports of students who have been called by a phone number that appears to come from UW police’s main office. The caller has threatened legal action if money is not provided. This is a scam. Do not provide personal information, money, gift cards or anything of value to the […]

April 5, 2023

UW Alert Seattle

UPDATE at 1:42 p.m. The search for the robbery suspect is ongoing. If you see him, call 911. UPDATE at 1:25 p.m Seattle police provided this photo of the robbery suspect. The hockey mask has been located, and police believe he is no longer wearing a mask. If you see this man, call 911. .  UPDATE […]

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