• Police: Shots fired at passing freight trains in Seattle

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff

    Updated:

    Officers responded to reports of shots fired at passing freight trains when they were traveling through Tukwila on Saturday evening. Passengers were stranded for hours, both at the station and on trains, before operations returned to normal later that night. 

    The train was traveling between Tukwila and Seattle when the reports of shots fired came in. The train reversed directions to had back to Tukwila. 

    The shutdown delayed several BNSF freight trains and two Amtrak passenger trains headed to Vancouver. 

    The King County Sheriff's Office reported that a conductor with BNSF Railway called and said that someone was crawling in the bushes and shooting at passing freight trains. Five to six shots were fired. There were no reported injuries at this time.  

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