Larry "The Al Pacino of Analogy" Gilbert (l2g) wrote in seattle,
Larry "The Al Pacino of Analogy" Gilbert
l2g
seattle

I made the mistake of getting caught up in post-Bite-of-Seattle traffic around Seattle Center last night. A police car had blocked off a lane on northbound Fifth Avenue, and the cop was directing traffic to turn right at the intersection where the McDonald's is. Cars were not being directed to merge before the right turn, though, oddly.

The only other odd thing about this was the sight of a large, Winnebago-ish law enforcement vehicle pulling out from Seattle Center and driving away southbound on Fifth Avenue. It was white, except for flashing red-and-blue lights on its grille and some spooky lettering along its side: "Federal Protection Services, Department of Homeland Security."

Anyone know anything about it? Were they there simply for emergency preparedness, or were they actually responding to something?

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