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Washington Officer Ambushed At Traffic Light In Broad Daylight

Federal Way, WA – A Federal Way police officer was ambushed while he was stopped at a stoplight in a marked patrol vehicle on Sept. 3.

The incident occurred at about 3:15 p.m. on Sept. 3 when the officer stopped his police SUV at the traffic light at Pacific Highway South near South 330th Street, the Federal Way Mirror reported.

Federal Way Police Commander Kurt Schwan said a silver sedan pulled up alongside the officer’s vehicle at the light.

Commander Schwann said someone in the other vehicle opened fire on the police SUV, the Federal Way Mirror reported.

The commander said multiple rounds struck the patrol vehicle but the officer wasn’t hit.

The suspect vehicle fled the scene and officers pursued it, the Federal Way Mirror reported.

However, the silver sedan managed to evade police and escape, according to police.

Commander Schwann said that detectives were actively investigating the ambush incident, the Federal Way Mirror reported.

Federal Way is a suburb of just under 100,000 residents located about 12 miles northeast of Tacoma.

No updates about the incident have been release since the shooting occurred, and no suspects have been publicly identified.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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