Concrete wall goes up around Seattle police precinct

Seattle city workers have built a wall of concrete blocks around the police department's East Precinct following a suspected arson fire at the building earlier this week while officers were inside the building.

Posted: Aug 29, 2020 9:28 AM

SEATTLE (AP)-- Seattle city workers have built a wall of concrete blocks around the police department's East Precinct following a suspected arson fire at the building earlier this week while officers were inside the building.

The Seattle Times reports the barrier wraps around the building in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. That's where during confrontations this spring, police temporarily abandoned the precinct, while demonstrators set up the Capitol Hill Organized Protest or ''CHOP'' zone before the city retook the territory in early July.

A city statement said Friday that officers will continue to be stationed in the precinct and respond to 9-1-1 calls in the area.

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