Jen Graves says that the street in front of the King County Courthouse downtown is shut down. Multiple other sources are telling us that a woman is on top of the courthouse threatening to jump. More as it comes.

UPDATE: According to the Blotter, the block at 516 Third Avenue S is closed and witnesses, thankfully, are "urging her not to jump."

UPDATE: This is so depressing. Blotter says:

The 21-year-old woman is an alleged sexual assault victim who was set to testify Thursday afternoon in the child molestation trial of Salvador Aleman Cruz, 40, at the courthouse. Cruz is representing himself in the trial and spent part of the morning cross-examining the woman's mother, who is Cruz's former girlfriend, according to defense attorney Dennis L. McGuire.

UPDATE: KOMO says that the woman is now in custody and the courthouse entrances have been reopened.

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FINAL UPDATE: Slog tipper SeMe sent in photos of the young woman's rescue on the skybridge. (One more is after the jump.) SeMe says the SPD and the negotiators "did an amazing job saving/rescuing this young woman."

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