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Police Investigating Bank Robbery, Car Crash Near Lake Washington (Update x4)

Just after 9:15 Thursday morning, an armed man, reportedly wearing lots of makeup, women’s clothing and a brunette wig walked into a bank near E. Madison Street and McGilvra Blvd. and demanded money from a teller.

The man then fled the bank on foot, possibly carrying a rolling suitcase, and was seen getting into a silver sedan nearby.

About 10 minutes later, police received a report that a silver Hyundai had crashed and flipped over near 39th Avenue and E. John Street, and that the driver had fled from the scene of the crash, carrying a rolling suitcase.

Police are closing streets near 39th and John as they search for the suspect.

We’ll update this post as more information becomes available.

Update: Police have found clothing used in the bank robbery near the scene of the crash and continue to search for the suspect. Lots of officers are in the area are are looking for a man described as a white male, 5’7, 170 pounds, wearing lots of makeup, a large bandage on his nose, glasses, and a tan jacket. He is believed to be armed.

Update x2 11:35 AM: Officers are still searching the area for the suspect. Here’s an image of the suspect’s overturned vehicle:

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Update x3: Seattle police officers found and confronted the suspect in the 100 block of 39th Avenue E. Initial reports indicate the man was armed with a knife, which he refused to drop. At least one officer opened fire, striking the suspect.

Detectives and the department’s Force Investigation Team are responding to the scene to review the incident.

Update x4: The suspect has died from his injuries.