3rd and Pine Street bus stop to temporarily close over crime concerns

King County Metro announced this week that it will be temporarily closing its northbound bus stop on Third Avenue and Pine Street in Downtown Seattle over safety concerns. 

This will start April 2 and bus service will shift a block south, near Third Avenue and Pike Street. 

Officials said the closure is in partnership with the City of Seattle’s public safety efforts.

In response to the recent crimes in downtown, Mayor Bruce Harrell and the Seattle Police Department have been placing more patrols on Third Avenue and Pine/Pike streets 

In 2022, there have been several shootings in the area of Third Avenue and Pine/Pike Street. Two of the shootings have been fatal. 

A mobile SPD precinct has been stationed at Third Avenue/Pine Street, as well as six dedicated officers, at minimum, to that location with additional patrol support from SPD and King County Sheriff's Office. 

Seattle PD arrests man in connection to shooting death of 15-year-old at 3rd Ave., Pine Street

Seattle police have booked an 18-year-old man into King County Jail for his alleged involvement in the deadly shooting of a 15-year-old at 3rd Avenue and Pine Street earlier this month. 

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