Around 4:00 p.m. today, June 1, Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith, imposed a 5:00 p.m. June 1 to 5 a.m. June 2 curfew. No person shall enter or remain in the public right-of-way, or in the public parks, or at any other public place within Lynnwood City limits. The general Curfew shall continue until 5:00 am on June 2, 2020, and shall be enforced by the Lynnwood Police Department, other law enforcement agencies and the military.
Any person found to have knowingly violated this Civil Emergency Order is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $250.00 or by imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or both such fine and imprisonment.
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The general curfew shall not apply to law enforcement personnel who are actively engaged in carrying out their duties; military personnel who are actively engaged in providing assistance to the City pursuant to the Proclamation of the Mayor; emergency personnel and other City and government personnel who are actively engaged in carrying out their duties; City and governmental officials with valid identification; representatives of the media authorized in advance by the Executive Office or the Chief of the Lynnwood Police Department or his designee. For purposes of this Order, the phrase “actively engaged in carrying out their duties” includes traveling to and from the location of those duties to begin or end a work shift.
At 1 p.m. today, the Lynnwood Police Department released a press release stating the following:
“We have become aware of potential groups bent on causing property damage and theft at the Alderwood Mall, similar to what we have seen in other neighboring jurisdictions in the Puget Sound region. We are staging resources and are also denying access to the Alderwood Mall as a precautionary measure. Businesses at the Alderwood Mall are closed and barricades are in place to prevent access to the area. At the request of Alderwood Mall management, access to the Alderwood Mall will be denied.”