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Police Investigating After School Bus Damaged By BBs

Police searched a home Thursday afternoon in the Brighton neighborhood after a school bus was damaged by suspected BB gun fire.

Officers began searching near 44th Avenue S. and S. Holly Street around 3:40 PM after receiving reports someone had shot out two windows on a school bus. Witnesses also reported seeing a man carrying a rifle running down the street near the bus, and into a nearby home.

Police worked with officials at nearby Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary to place the school on lock-down while they searched for the suspect.  SWAT officers responded to the area to search a home but were unable to find the suspect.

While police were searching the home, officers received multiple reports from witnesses, who said a group of teens had been playing with a BB gun in the area shortly before the bus was damaged.

Officers are still investigating the incident, but now believe the bus was damaged by BB gunfire.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call (206)625-5011 and speak with an officer.