Auburn implements curfew in response to looting

Auburn implements curfew in response to looting
The roof of a police patrol car at night, with the blue and red lights flashing (stock photo). (kali9)

AUBURN, Wash. — The city of Auburn is under a curfew from Sunday evening until Monday morning.

Mayor Nancy Backus declared the state of civil emergency for the city after there was looting at several retail stores.

The curfew is in effect from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.

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“No person — with the exception of law enforcement and other emergency response personnel, government officials and authorized media — shall enter or remain in the public right of way, public parks or any other public area within city limits,” the city announced.

Residents are asked to stay home unless they need to go to work or in the event of an emergency.