Southbound I-5 closed in Seattle after shooting by trooper

SEATTLE — A state trooper responding to a report of a burning pickup blocking part of southbound I-5 in Seattle has shot and wounded a man in a bizarre drama that backed up traffic for miles.

KING-TV reported that the Washington State Patrol said one of the two troopers who responded Monday evening approached a man who left the truck and was spray painting a circle on the freeway. The State Patrol said that man came at the trooper with a knife and the trooper shot him when a stun gun had no effect.

Medics rushed a man in his 20s to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. There was no immediate word on his condition.

A section of southbound I-5 at the Ship Canal Bridge was shut down for hours. Northbound I-5 traffic slowed as well.

The state Transportation Department has opened the freeway’s express lanes to southbound traffic, diverted some southbound vehicles and posted warning signs as far north as Everett.

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