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- Broadway bike lane fight: Tensions over a cyclist vs. food delivery driver incident in the Broadway bikeway boiled over into an argument and alleged assault Sunday afternoon. According to the SPD report on the incident, the event played out on the east side of Broadway in front of Panera starting around 2:20 PM as Sunday’s farmers market filled the area with trucks and vendor vehicles. According to the report, the driver told police she drove in the protected bike lane thinking she would be able exit the area after dropping off a meal delivery nearby. When she got back into her car and tried to start driving north through the bikeway, the driver said the bike rider road up in front of her car, and parked his bike. The cyclist reportedly was yelling at the driver and called her derogatory names. Police say a passerby joined the argument and then allegedly slapped the cyclist “on the left side of his face with his open hand.” An SPD spokesperson says the alleged assailant was not arrested but that the officer recommended charges of assault be filed by the City Attorney.
Police say the rider told them he was tired of cars parking in the bicycle lane. The report says the rider was found with a “red mark on his face consistent with a punch or a slap.” He declined medical attention for the injury.
- Pike stabbing: Police and Seattle Fire responded to lower Pike’s Villa Apartments early Sunday after a man was stabbed in the leg inside the building. SPD and medical units were called to the 1100-block Pike building around 7:30 AM. Police searched the area including a nearby homeless encampment for the reported known assailant but it wasn’t clear if an arrest was made. SFD says the victim, a male in his 50s, was transported to Harborview in stable condition.
- Pedestrian struck on 15th Ave E: A woman suffered non life-threatening injuries after being struck by a driver Sunday night on 15th Ave E. Police and Seattle Fire were called to the corner of 15th and Harrison just after 9 PM Sunday. The woman in her 20s who was struck was taken to the hospital in stable condition according to Seattle Fire.
- E Yesler gun incident: Police were called to the 2100 block of E Yesler Sunday night around 9:20 PM to a report of a man found inside a car at the location holding a gun and apparently having suffered a gunshot wound. Arriving officers determined that the situation was a self-inflicted shooting. The victim, a male in his 70s, was pronounced dead at the scene. For resources to help those in need: National suicide-prevention hotline: 800-SUICIDE. Local Crisis Clinic: (206) 461-3222.
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