Southcenter Mall evacuated after reported natural gas leak

The Southcenter Mall in Tukwila was evacuated Friday morning after a security guard dialed 911 to report a potential natural gas leak. Emergency responders arrived to the mall just before 5:00 a.m. and began to evacuate store and mall employees who had arrived to prepare for opening. Investigators searched for the source of the natural gas present around the second floor food court. An open pilot light valve was eventually found in one of the food court’s restaurants and was shut off before the building was ventilated to remove the gas. Employees were allowed to return to their work by 6:30 a.m. and firefighters reported that there was no lasting danger. The evacuation came just two days after a massive explosion in Seattle’s Greenwood neighborhood, believed to have been caused by a natural gas leak, which destroyed three neighborhood businesses and damaged several more. According to emergency responders, Sourthcenter’s gas leak was likely the result of human error. Mall business operated normally through the day. 

Crimes reported between 2/21/16 and 3/6/16

Home and Business Break-in/Burglary:
12700 Block 13th Ln. S.W., 13800 Block 1st Ave. S. 11200 Block 10th Ave. S.W., 10200 Block 17th Ave. S.W., 10600 Block 14th Ave. S.W., 9600 Block 17th Ave. S.W., 10700 Block 14th Ave. S.W., 10200 Block 16th Ave. S.W., 14300 Block 1st Ave. S., 13600 Block Ambaum Blvd. S., 100 Block S.W. 116th St., 17400 Block 3rd Ct. S., 14000 Block 1st Ave. S., 13700 Block 12th Ave. S.W., 1000 Block S.W. 118th St., 10400 Block Des Moines Memorial Dr., 2000 Block S. 136th St., 12800 Block 22nd Ave. S., 14400 Block Military Rd. S., 14000 Block 29th Ave. S., 17000 Block 37th Ave. S., 18000 Block Intl. Blvd. S., 3500 Block S. 160th St., 17200 Block Intl. Blvd. S., 17200 Block 30th Ave. S.

Auto Theft/Break-in:
500 Block S. 152nd St., 100 Block S. 174th St., 13000 Block Standring Ln. S., 10400 Block 15th Ave. S.W., 1500 Block S.W. 98th St., 10900 Block 4th Pl. S.W., 10700 Block 16th Ave. S.W., 10400 Block 15th Ave. S.W., 11000 Block 16th Ave. S.W., 11500 Block 5th Ave. S.W., 11900 Block 1st Ave. S., 16000 Block 1st Ave. S., 14400 Block Des Moines Memorial Dr., 800 Block S.W. 148th St., 400 Block S. 156th St., 2200 Block S. 112th St., 11000 Block Glen Acres Dr., 10100 Block 8th Ave. S., 3000 Block S. 148th St., 3000 Block S. 154th St., 17200 Block 32nd Ave. S., 3200 Block S. 176th St.

Assault/Violence:
800 Block S.W. 136th St., 15000 Block Ambaum Blvd. S., 2200lk S. 112th St., 100 Block S.W. 112th St., 19000 Block Glen Acres Dr., 9600 Block 28th Ave. S.W., 12400 Block 28th Ave. S., 1000 Block S.W. 134th St., 1400 Block S.W. 114th St., 13200 Block 4th Ave. S.W., 15600 Block 1st Ave. S., 1400 Block S. 129th St., 13700 Block 12th Ave. S.W., 14900 Block 6th Ave. S.W., 12600 Block 9th Ave. S., 14500 Block 4th Ave. S.W., 13400 Block 4th Ave. S.W., 10900 Block Glen Acres Dr., 15000 Block 29th Ave. S., 14000 Block 29th Ave. S., 17800 Block 32nd Ave. S., 3300 Block S. 175th St., 16700 Block Intl. Blvd. S., 4000 Block S. 164th St.

Property Crimes/Trespass/Vandalism:
14800 Block 8th Ave. S., 12800 Block Ambaum Blvd. S., 16200 Block Sylvester Rd., 10200 Block 3rd Ave. S., 9600 Block 28th Ave. S.W., 9800 Block 13th Ave. S.W., 600 Block S.W. 108th St., 100 Block S.W. 148th St.,

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