As reported elsewhere, 3rd Ave between Cherry and Columbia is shut down as a result of a bank robbery and bomb threat. According to an FBI spokesperson, the robbery occurred at Washington Federal Savings and the robber left behind a backpack and a note indicating the backpack may contain a bomb. This happened at about 9:15. He's still on the loose, but the building has been evacuated and the bomb squad called in.
Below are some pics from the scene. Thanks to tipper NPC.
Looking south toward the scene
It's wreaking havoc on bus traffic.