Hostage situation in Greenwood resolved after short standoff

Police were able to resolve an apparent hostage situation which took place yesterday in Greenwood, according to the Seattle Police Department's Police Blotter.

At 6 p.m. on Jan. 21, officers responded to call from a friend of the victim who said the victim, a 17-year-old girl, was inside the 200 block of N. 85th, above Gordito's Restaurant.

Apparently, the victim was being held by a 20-year-old man who had told the victim he was armed with a gun. When she realized she never saw one, the victim had texted her friend to get help.

SWAT and police negotiators came to the scene and set up a barricade, blocking off streets. After a short standoff, police were able to take in the 20-year-old suspect without incident. They cleared the apartment and found no gun on the scene.

But that's just the end of the story.

It all started on Sunday, shortly after 3 p.m., when a friend of the victim asked to come over to her apartment on the 9200 block of Greenwood Ave N.

Her friend, the 20-year-old suspect, had brought an unknown male. After visiting for a while, the unknown male pulled a gun and demanded her cash. She complied and the two men left without incident.

Which then led to Monday night, when the victim had hung out with the 20-year-old male again for several hours until he said she couldn't leave or she would go to jail.

Which led to the hostage situation that caused so much hubbub.

Suspect is being investigated both under robbery and unlawful imprisonment.

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