SEATTLE (Associated Press) -- Police evacuated part of the upscale
Hotel Monaco in downtown Seattle on Sunday as they
investigated reports of a possible homicide-suicide in
a hotel room.
Officers blocked off part of Fourth Avenue between
Seneca and Spring streets and set up a police command
A SWAT team and medics wearing bulletproof vests
entered the hotel.
The ninth floor was evacuated, KIRO-TV News
reported, but hotel guests were still being allowed to
enter the building Sunday evening.
Police spokesman Duane Fish said officers heard a
gunshot and were not immediately able to contact
anyone inside the room. He said police had received
reports from a third party about a possible
homicide-suicide but had no confirmation.