Police: Suspect steals empty school bus, hits several cars in multiple Seattle neighborhoods

Seattle police arrested a suspect Tuesday morning who they say stole an empty school bus and struck several cars. 

Before 8 a.m., police responded to a report of a man that stole an empty bus near South Horton and Colorado Avenue South. 

According to police, they believe the suspect hit cars and property in SODO, Beacon Hill and the Central District. 

Investigators said the suspect apparently struck several occupied cars as he fled from police. The chase ended in the Central District, where officers arrested him. 

The suspect is believed to be a bus service employee, who wasn't authorized to drive buses, police said.

There were no children or other passengers on the school bus.

Seattle fire officials said crews evaluated two 26-year-old women at one of the scenes. They had no reported injuries.

Detectives said there will be many scenes with disrupted traffic in those neighborhoods because of the incident.

Police are asking people if they believe their car or property was struck by the bus in those neighborhoods should call 911. 

The investigation remains ongoing. 


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