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SWAT Serves High Risk Search Warrant, Recovers Firearm

Seattle Police SWAT and Narcotics detectives recovered a shotgun during a search warrant at an encampment Friday afternoon.

Police converged on the encampment after detectives developed probable cause for two subjects selling fentanyl from an unauthorized structure under the Jose Rizal Bridge. Both subjects had multiple warrants, extensive criminal histories, and were known to be armed.

As SWAT approached the makeshift structure, several people were uncooperative and ran from police. The structure was hazardous inside due to debris and overall instability.

Detectives recovered an altered shotgun and a large, bladed weapon from the structure. Neither wanted subject was located.

*Updated 04/24/2023 1:17 p.m. for accuracy.