Standoff in Seattle after taxi driver threatened

  • Tue Jan 31st, 2012 10:32am
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Associated Press

SEATTLE — A police SWAT team has surrounded a north Seattle apartment building as negotiators attempt to talk with a man who threatened a cab driver with a gun.

KOMO-AM reports the driver had given the man’s girlfriend a ride about 4 a.m. Tuesday, but she didn’t have any money so she left her coat and went inside to get the $37 fare.

The taxi driver says her boyfriend came out with a gun, instead of money, and took the coat.

The driver was not hurt.

Police have blocked streets around the apartment building near 140th and Aurora during the standoff.