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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.


May 13, 2021

UW Alert Seattle: Attempted robbery at Triangle Garage

UPDATE at 10:33 a.m.: 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 is armed; if you see the suspect, don’t attempt to make contact and instead call 9-1-1. Suspect description is listed at the ‘More info’ link.


February 12, 2021

Seattle campus operations, along with UW Bothell and UW Tacoma, remain suspended through Monday

The UW’s Seattle campus operations will remain suspended through Monday, February 15, due to significant snow and ongoing icy conditions around the region. UW Bothell and UW Tacoma operations are also suspended through Monday.


December 24, 2020

Seattle Fire response near Roosevelt Way NE and NE 50th St.

Seattle Fire Department crews are responding to a large fire in a vacant commercial building in the University District, near Roosevelt Way NE and NE 50th St. No injuries have been reported at this time. Please avoid the area. Road closures are in places and traffic is being diverted to accommodate the fire response. More […]


October 14, 2020

UW Alert test on Oct. 15 timed with Great ShakeOut 2020

The UW Alert notification system will be tested on Thursday, Oct. 15, around 10:15 a.m., in conjunction with the Great ShakeOut 2020, an international earthquake drill. 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 […]



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