Contact Information:

City of Tukwila Emergency Management
15005 Tukwila International Blvd
Tukwila, WA 98188

Phone: 206 971-8750

Email Emergency Management

Active Threat

If someone is intending to hurt you or a group of people, here is what you can do to stay safe until police arrive:



If there is an escape path, run.

  • Leave your belongings behind.
  • Keep your hands visible.
  • Help others escape if possible.

If you can’t escape, find a place to hide.

  • Stay out of the aggressor’s sight.
  • Block entry to your hiding place and lock the doors.
  • Silence your phone and stay quiet.

If you can’t run or hide, as a last resort, fight.

  • Do whatever it takes to overpower the aggressor.
  • Work as a group to disarm the aggressor.

When the police arrive, their main goal is to stop the threat.

  • They might initially pass by injured people.
  • There will be a lot of yelling and it may feel chaotic.
  • It’s important to stay calm and follow all instructions.