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Police Shoot Man After Possible Attempted Hijacking of Metro Bus in Downtown Seattle

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"Shooting happened just before 9am near Benaroya Hall."

Joshua Trujillo, a self-described Seattle photo-journalist, captured this scene of a possible attempted hijacking in downtown Seattle. (Photo credit: @joshtrujillo)

A man has been shot by Seattle police officers after he allegedly shot the driver of a metro bus multiple times in a possible attempt to hijack the vehicle.

"A man suspected of shooting a bus driver multiple times Monday morning was shot by police after he fled through downtown Seattle," a statement released by the Seattle Police Department said.

Video: Watch a breaking news report courtesty of Q13 Fox:

Police say the suspect has been taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

local reporter for Seattle Weekly, Forrest Pettrich, said "people streaming off the bus" confirmed to him the shooter was trying to hijack the bus.

In an interview with Q13 Fox, a woman in the area said a witness told her a "a man just got up and went and started shooting at the driver."

The 67 year old driver of the bus did not appear to suffer life-threatening injuries, according to police.

Police added that one of their officers suffered minor injuries, possibly from broken glass, during the incident.

Scene of Possible Bus Hijacking Joshua Trujillo, a self-described Seattle photo-journalist, captured this scene of a possible attempted hijacking in downtown Seattle. (Photo credit: @joshtrujillo)

This is a breaking story. Updates will be added.

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