A suspicious package has closed the Burke-Gilman Trail near the Aurora Bridge. Unknown when it will reopen. Check back for updates.
UPDATE: It looks like no big deal (a weird wooden box thing?). Trail should be open shortly. UPDATE x2: Sounds like the object was a project of UW’s Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media, whose projects sometimes tend to have wires coming out of them, someone connected with the program told me. UPDATE x3: SPD has more details.
— familyride (@familyride) October 15, 2012
Tour de Banks suspect arrested
A man who has allegedly been robbing banks via bicycle in the area has been arrested in Bothell. The so-called “Tour de Banks” robber is suspected of hitting eight banks since January before his bike-powered crime spree came to an end.
He typically wore a mask and was armed with a handgun or knife during the hold-ups which were mostly in Bothell and Woodinville.