The explosion occurred at around 9:30 am, the Seattle Police Department said. Crews evacuated the building in which the explosion occurred in the basement. No active fire was found at the scene. A Hazmat crew is also responding.
Police told KOMO News that officials are working to diffuse a "device" that was found on scene.
Fire crews have established a one-block perimeter around where the blast occurred where only officials are allowed to cross.
One person was taken to hospital in serious condition.
This is a breaking news story and will be updated.
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