- Pike gay bashing: Seattle Police are investigating a gay bashing reported early Sunday morning near Pike and Boylston:
In the first incident, officers responded to Pike St. and Boylston Ave around 2 AM Sunday after a gay couple reported they had been attacked by a group of suspects, who told them they were “celebrating Pride, too.”
The victim told police he was sitting on the street when one of the victims struck him in the hand.
When the victim asked the suspect what he was doing, he responded “we’re celebrating Pride, too,” followed by an anti-gay slur. The suspect then punched the victim in the face, knocking him to the ground.
The victim’s boyfriend intervened, but the two other male suspects joined the attack, knocking the second victim to the ground as well. The suspects then repeatedly kicked the victims as they lay on the pavement.
One victim sustained a possible broken nose and scrapes in the assault. The other victim had a tooth knocked out in the attack, and sustained possible broken hand.
The victims described the three attackers as a black male wearing a blue and white striped shirt and jeans, a heavy set black male wearing a white shirt and jeans, and a white male, approximately 5’11, 140 pounds, with blonde hair. The victims also said two women accompanied the suspects during the attack. The victims were only able to describe one woman as asian, and the other as black.
SPD says the Capitol Hill attack is one of three malicious harassment investigations underway from Pride weekend incidents around the city.
- Broadway phone robberies: SPD responded to two reports of Pride Weekend cell phone robberies along Broadway early Saturday morning. In the first incident near Broadway and Denny, the victim reportedly was choked in a phone robbery around 3 AM. Police also were called to Broadway and Pike later in the morning around 3:50 AM to a report that a male suspect had grabbed the victim’s phone and ran. There was no additional suspect information available and there were no immediate arrests.
- I-5 fall: Seattle Police were investigating after a woman was reported to have jumped from the Madison overpass and was struck by a vehicle on I-5 late on the night of Friday, June 26th. According to police radio dispatches, the woman had been reported distraught and had been talked from the ledge of one overpass by a 911 caller earlier in the night. CHS has not yet verified if the woman survived the incident.
- Pride drone knockout: Police are searching for the pilot of a drone that reportedly fell from the sky during Sunday’s Pride parade downtown and knocked a woman unconscious.