UPDATE: The block of University Way NE that was closed for this investigation has reopened, Seattle Police said.
SEATTLE -- A death investigation has closed a busy block in Seattle's University District.
According to Seattle Police, detectives responded around 6 a.m. Monday to reports of a man lying in the street in the 4500 block of University Way NE.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
That stretch of University Way NE remained closed at 7 a.m. Monday while police investigate. They haven't said whether the death is suspicious, or whether it's being investigated as a homicide.
King County Metro buses are being rerouted off University Way near 47th Street. Riders are asked to use stops south of NE 45th Street and north of NE 50th Street.