CHS commenter calhoun can be cranky — but this question asked on a recent report of yet another SPD incident at the Harvard Market QFC got a newsy answer this week:
It seems like the Harvard Market QFC is a site of regular incidents involving weapons and violence. Why?…is that area significantly different than, say, the Broadway Market QFC?
“I for one would not shop there. Too risky,” calhoun added in typical calhoun style. It is indeed, scary out there, cal. But for those of us willing to brave the mean aisles of Capitol Hill, we want you to know that the Broadway Market QFC can be as sketchy as its Pike/Pine cousin as this early Wednesday morning incident illustrates.
Police were called to the supermarket in the 400 block of Broadway East just after 3 AM Wednesday morning for a report of a woman who had attacked an employee with some sort of weapon and fled the store. A brief search of the area turned up the mid-20s woman who some of you might have heard hysterically screaming as she was arrested for aggravated assault with a weapon, trespassing and then handed over for treatment from Seattle Fire. She was also busted for carrying meth.
So, no calhoun, Harvard QFC isn’t special and, yes, there are lots of people with drug problems in the city who filter through our largest semi-public places.