SEATTLE - 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.
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