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Everett police shooting leads to lockdown and evacuation at college after ‘killing a cop and hitting a van with kids inside’

A SHOOTING in Everett, Washington has caused a local university to be shut down and evacuated after a police officer was reportedly killed and a van with children inside was hit.

Everett Police Department is calling it a “significant incident” in which the shooting led to a pursuit and ended in a car crash.

One police officer was reportedly killed in the incident

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One police officer was reportedly killed in the incident

According to a witness, an officer was allegedly shot and then run over by a vehicle.

The incident reportedly started as a traffic delay and then escalated, reports The Journal 425.

The shooting reportedly took place in a Starbucks parking lot near the Everett Community College campus. Traffic cameras in Everett show the suspect got into a Mini-Cooper and sped away.

Minutes later, a rollover with the vehicle was reported elsewhere. According to The Journal 425, several children are said to have been in the other vehicle involved in the accident.

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Everett official Kerby Duncan told the Everett Herald that a suspect was arrested at the crash site.

Pictures from the scene show a crushed blue car and officers rolling an empty stretcher. A white van also appears to be severely damaged according to video footage. A third vehicle was also reportedly involved in the accident.

Police, fire and medical personnel and vehicles can also be seen.

WSU Everett closed at 3:30 p.m. local time from “excess of caution in response to recent police activity on Broadway.”

“Please evacuate the building at 915 N. Broadway for the rest of the day. There is no immediate threat to our community. Thank you very much for your cooperation.

According to KIRO 7 News, witnesses reported that they saw up to 30 patrol cars fly by on the way to the crime scene.

Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers released a statement Friday night acknowledging the officer’s death.

“Our heart aches for the family, friends and colleagues of the fallen officer.

“On behalf of Snohomish County, we offer our deepest condolences to the entire community who has been devastated by this loss of life and to the police officers who will continue to keep our community safe in the shadow of this tragedy.

“We will provide any support the city of Everett needs and call on all to take a moment to honor those who are here to serve and protect.”

King County Executive Dow Constantine shared a statement on Twitter following the incident.

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“Incredibly sad news of the loss of an @EverettPolice officer. My thoughts are with her family, the people of Everett and her fellow law enforcement officers in King County and beyond.”

The investigations are ongoing.

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