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UPDATED: Police activity blocked lanes of I-5 in Olympia

Two lanes of northbound Interstate 5 in Olympia have reopened after some early morning police activity.

The lanes were blocked from about 4 a.m. to just after 5:30 a.m. at Capitol Boulevard, the state DOT reports.

The activity backed up traffic for a couple of miles.

It was not immediately known what the police activity was. We will update this post when more information becomes available.

UPDATE: Officers were investigating a suicide, the Olympian reports.


UPDATED: 29 arrested after ‘riotous behavior’ in downtown Olympia

Olympia police arrested 29 people on suspicion of “riotous behavior” during a march protesting alleged police brutality in the downtown area Thursday night.

Officers had been monitoring a group of about 35 people who were dressed in black clothing and covering their faces, Olympia police reported early today.  The crowd first gathered in the parking lot of 2100 Harrison Avenue, then about 7:30 p.m. marched east on Harrison Avenue to the downtown area.

(According to the Olympian, the purpose of the march was to protest alleged police brutality, including recent police shootings in Portland and the 2008 shooting of Jose

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3 arrested after robbery attempt in Olympia

Olympia police have arrested three young men suspected of trying to rob another man in the parking lot of a grocery store.

The incident occurred about 11:36 p.m. Monday near the Safeway store at 3215 Harrison Ave. N.W.

During the robbery attempt, a man was approached by four young men. One came closer and wielded a knife, police reported.

“The man, who had observed these 4 coming toward him, had secretly dialed 911 on his phone while it was still in his pocket and when he so produced the phone and told the young men 911 was called, the 4

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Man arrested in attack on mother-in-law, Olympia police report

A 38-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of seriously injuring his mother-in-law Wednesday night in Olympia.

Olympia police were called to the 3700 block of Ensign Road Northeast just after 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. A neighbor told officers that a woman was screaming for help, an Olympia police press release states.

Officers found the 61-year-old woman bleeding from multiple stab wounds and other blunt-force trauma on her face and head. She was able to tell the officer the first name of the person believed to be responsible for the attack.

Paramedics took the woman to St. Peter Hospital for treatment.

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