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October 13 afternoon commute HWY 99 shutdown

By kayjay October 14, 2010

Last night on the way home I was northbound on Highway 99 / Aurora right out of the Battery Street Tunnel - this was about 5:30 p.m.  The southbound lanes were shut down at about Mercer with a fire truck straddeling the lanes.  This is approximatly at the Hostess / King 5 buildings

Just as I got to about Taylor - there was a person standing in the middle of the southbound lanes of 99 (about where the road is closed for the gates foundation construction) out of the car with his hands in the air.

There was at least 6 police cars and at least 3 officers standing on the sidewalk with guns drawn and pointed at this person.

I was in the inside lane of the northbound side of 99 and saw an officer with a shotgun approaching the guy in the road.

Traffic was at a standstill northbound watching this -

I saw no news coverage at all - does anyone know what was going on?

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