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UPDATE: Seattle police stop man with device taped to body

SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle police arrested a man Friday morning after he alarmed people downtown by making threats and walking around with a pipe strapped to his arm.

A spokesman says the man has been taken into custody while a bomb squad investigates the device, which has wires coming out of it.

Spokesman Mark Jamieson says police responded to numerous calls shortly after 8 a.m. and closed off the area around Third and James near the King County Courthouse.

A nearby apartment resident, Justin Anderson, says he saw the man walking down the street, pacing in circles, and playing with tape that held a pipe to his arm.

Anderson says the man obeyed police commands shortly before 9 a.m. and put his hands behind his head and surrendered.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle police have a man in custody who alarmed people downtown Friday morning by walking around with a wired pipe strapped to his arm and making threats.

A spokesman says the situation has been resolved. The bomb squad is investigating the device and police are questioning the man.

Police responded to numerous calls shortly after 8 a.m. and closed off the area.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle police have closed part of the city's downtown while they deal with a man who may have a bomb taped to his body.

Spokesman Mark Jamieson says the man is cooperating with officers, but they are treating him cautiously because he has some device strapped to his body.

Jamieson says police received numerous calls about the man making threats shortly after 8 a.m. Friday.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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