A Mount Vernon Police Officer has been reportedly shot this evening almost two-and-a-half hours ago was rushed to Skagit Valley Hospital. His condition is unknown.
Little details of the type of call he was responding has been made public.
Skagit Valley College located at 2405 E. College Way in Mount Vernon, Washington was immediately tweeting to its students to get inside and stay inside; to shelter in place.
Police activity was said to have closed off La Venture Road and Fir Street.
Those assisting with tonight’s incident are Mount Vernon, Anacortes, Skagit County, Snohomish County and Washington State Patrol with more unknown Agencies assisting.
It appears Police have the suspect surrounded and are currently evacuating nearby occupied homes to safer areas.
Media is reporting more shots are being heard in the area. STAY INSIDE.
Police are asking those who are not evacuating and are in the safe zone to shelter-in-place which means “stay inside”.
We ask that you shelter-in-place and do not come out to see what is happening. Police are asking that you do the same. This will protect you and your family. Additionally, this will allow for all those involved in this incident to do their jobs more safely.
Thoughts and Prayers
Please keep the Mount Vernon Officer in your Thoughts and Prayers and those who are still working to get the suspect into custody. The elements can be uncomfortable for Police, 1st Responders and those who are supporting this incident.
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