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April 8, 2022

UW Advisory Seattle

Officials have reported a 9-1-1 issue affecting parts of the Seattle campus. To reach UWPD, call 206-685-8973.


March 23, 2022

UW Indoor Alert TEST Friday at 7:30 a.m.

he UW Indoor Alert system is being tested at 7:30 a.m. Friday, March 25.


March 5, 2022

UW Alert Seattle – Armed robbery in U District

Seattle police have tracked a cell phone that was taken in the reported armed robbery near NE 42nd St and Brooklyn Ave. NE to another area of the city. The scene in the U District is considered secure.


January 25, 2022

Armed robbery at business near NE 42nd St & University Way NE

Seattle police were unable to find the suspects in an armed robbery near NE 42nd Street and University Way NE. The scene is considered secure. All clear.


January 24, 2022

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

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.


January 16, 2022

Carjacking reported at NE 42nd St & University Way NE

The area near a reported carjacking at NE 42nd Street and University Way NE has been cleared. The stolen vehicle has been contacted by police near NE 153rd St and Bothell Way NE. All clear.


November 10, 2021

UW Alert Seattle: Police activity north of campus

Update at 6:47 a.m.: Seattle Police have a suspect in custody without incident after an earlier carjacking incident that occurred in central Seattle. 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 exist; please 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. 


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.


July 29, 2021

UW Alert Seattle: Reported carjacking in E19 lot

UPDATE at 6:35 a.m.: Carjacking suspects believed to have left E19 lot area in a 2012 black Honda Civic. UWPD, SPD are still investigating. All clear.



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