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  • A woman ran into the FBI building in Seattle on Wednesday afternoon holding a gun

A woman has been arrested by police in Seattle following an armed standoff after she stormed into the city’s FBI headquarters brandishing a gun.

The woman walked into a publicly accessible area where people had to wait until they were buzzed into the lobby.

It happened Wednesday afternoon around 3:20 PM PDT when armed officers prevented her from proceeding.

Seattle police say the woman pointed a gun at her chest, police said KIRO.

The woman was denied access to the lobby and was taken into custody after negotiations with police. Detectives don’t know what her demands were.

A woman has been arrested by police in Seattle following an armed standoff after she stormed into the city’s FBI headquarters brandishing a gun. She didn’t make it to the lobby

Police vehicles were seen stationed outside the FBI building in Seattle dealing with an armed woman

Police vehicles were seen stationed outside the FBI building in Seattle dealing with an armed woman

Police patrol vehicles could be seen running toward the building on Spring Street at 3rd Avenue before cordoning off several blocks in the area.

The officer began negotiating with the woman for more than an hour before she finally surrendered.

The FBI SWAT team then arrested her without any injuries around 4:12 p.m.

“We are grateful to the Seattle Police Department, the King County Sheriff’s Office, the Federal Protective Service and other law enforcement partners for their commitment to protecting our community,” said Richard A. Collodi, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Seattle Field Office.

The woman’s identity was not immediately released. Police and the FBI will continue to investigate her motives. No charges have been filed.

Police patrol vehicles could be seen running toward the building on Spring Street at 3rd Avenue

Police patrol vehicles could be seen running toward the building on Spring Street at 3rd Avenue

The street was cordoned off while police negotiated with the woman for her surrender

The street was cordoned off while police negotiated with the woman for her surrender

Police quickly surrounded the FBI building on Spring Street in Seattle

Police quickly surrounded the FBI building on Spring Street in Seattle

The FBI has reported an increase in threats against agency personnel and facilities in recent years.

A man armed with an AR-15 rifle and a nail gun tried to enter the FBI’s Cincinnati field office in 2022 and was killed hours later after a standoff with authorities.

And in August, a man rammed a barricade at an FBI office in Atlanta and then tried to follow an FBI employee on foot into the secure parking lot.

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