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SPD investigating 15th and John stabbing

Seattle Police was searching for the suspect in a reported stabbing near 15th and John Sunday night.

Police and Seattle Fire were called to the neary Safeway around 6:30 PM to a report of a man in his 30s suffering from wounds to the abdomen and a head laceration.

According to East Precinct radio updates, the assault victim came to the store from the encampment in Williams Place Park.

Police were searching for a suspect last seen leaving the area on foot westbound on John.

There were no immediate arrests.

A separate SPD response to a nearby Capitol Hill store involving a man in crisis reportedly armed with a knife did not appear to be related to the stabbing incident at 15th and John. SPD took the person in that incident into custody without incident, according to radio updates.

The 15th and John victim was reported to be alert and conscious as he was transported for further treatment at Harborview.


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Frank
Frank
1 month ago

If the stabbing didn’t happen in the park across the street I’d be surprised.

Xtian Gunther
Xtian Gunther
1 month ago
Reply to  Frank

Fair enough. However, long before there was an encampment there, that Safeway has been besieged by all manner of crime. It is a troublemaker hotspot like the McDonalds at 3rd & Pine. If SPD would pull its collective head out of its arse, both locations would have satellite police precincts or Euro-style ‘guard’ booths staffed at all times. Sad & ridiculous.

tfourier
tfourier
1 month ago
Reply to  Xtian Gunther

And long before that, mid ’90’s to early 10’s, there was never the slightest problem at that corner. Its seems when you allow an uncontrolled influx of out-of-town street people the quality of life collapses, as does public safety. Just like in San Francisco a few decades before. Same policies, same results.

As for the SPD. Now that all the recent arrivals have voted a City Council into power that have destroyed the SPD why should the remaining PD officers give a damn. All the good guys are leaving so all that will be left are officers who cant get jobs in other PD’s or guys keeping their head down till they retire. Just counting the days. Cannot blame them.

Your life is going to get a lot more dangerous in the coming years. How do I know. Because I remember the 1980’s and 1990’s. The last time the street criminals were given free rein. Seen it all before. It does not end well.

Tom
Tom
1 month ago
Reply to  tfourier

Where do you think these street people come from and why do they come to Seattle and San Francisco? Rural Republican areas that refuse to help them.

If Seattle and San Franciso cut all the social services, they will just disappear and get better themselves, right?

caphiller
caphiller
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom

Let’s distinguish between people who need and seek help and the troublemakers and criminals who have zero interest in shelter or rehab.

Xtian Gunther
Xtian Gunther
1 month ago
Reply to  tfourier

Why should they “give a damn”?! Because THAT IS THEIR SWORM DUTY. Way to defend all shitty cops and throw all of the blame on Council.

Council is trying -imperfectly- to fix an abusive department with too many rogue members and cops with bad attitudes. And Tom is 100% correct. Between the Reagan health cuts and suburban/rural governments’ refusal to aid their own vulnerable and invest in people (instead of unnecessary sprawl infrastructure and pretty vanity projects -or in shortsighted efforts to lower taxes), so many homeless gravitate to large cities where citizens fund more compassionate services. It’s untenable bu a lack of leadership at the top means there’s no great hope for change -unless we demand it.

The Ghostt Of Capitol Hill
The Ghostt Of Capitol Hill
1 month ago
Reply to  Xtian Gunther

This is a tsunami, where in the past we see the tide going out (jobs gutted, social programs gutted, education programs gutted)… all the while unaware that there is a giant wave (of poverty) on its way to drown us all. Now we’re awash in poverty and it’s all being exacerbated by the pandemic.

And the idiocy of whistling for the police is apparently the only button left on the table. Great. What foresight and wisdom we have in this society.

The choices rich people make enable these situations and then normal people get stabbed up at the safeway and demand violent police come and take away the human garbage. Pathetic.

Gina Lockwood
Gina Lockwood
1 month ago
Reply to  Xtian Gunther

sorry sawant, after we liberate you from office this year were going to fill the vacant position with someone who supports better public safety and a reformed SPD – not less cops and ‘shelter in place’ tactics that you and the Council is allowing. Cant wait for a strong, public safety minded mayor candidate too – maybe Carmen Best!

Xtian Gunther
Xtian Gunther
1 month ago
Reply to  Gina Lockwood

Uh-huh. 🙄 you old(er) white Wingers sure do love oversimplification and over generalization, eh?

SeattleGeek
SeattleGeek
1 month ago
Reply to  tfourier

That’s not true. There’s been problems there since I’be been shopping there in the mid-00s. Usually it was just some skater punks or the guy who was probably schizophrenic and spat on me once, but things always got a bit rough in the evening. I think it was 2010? when I saw a guy run in, grab a case of beer that was piled next to the door, and run out.

Then we had the firebug that got the trash bins of that condo building. But, things got a whole lot worse after 2017, with people pooping in the alley and freak outs in the park.

Gina Lockwood
Gina Lockwood
1 month ago
Reply to  Xtian Gunther

lol – send in your pal sawant and the social workers

Jeff
Jeff
1 month ago
Reply to  Xtian Gunther

Besieged? I think you’re being a dramatic. I’ve lived in the area and have shopped at that location for 13 years. While the bus stop brings in some strange characters, in no way did it feel like the McDonalds at 3rd & Pine, pre-encampment. If you were referring to the present moment, I’d agree with you but it isn’t an area with a violent history of crime. If you look at the posts on this blog, there’s only one post pre-encampment that reported a violent crime, and that was related to the pot shop down the street.

CD Neighbor
CD Neighbor
1 month ago
Reply to  Xtian Gunther

I’m calling BS… the Safeway itself may have been a magnet for shoplifters, but Safeways in general are….The one at 22nd and Madison isn’t much different, but being inside it or around it does not feel unsafe. The park and corner up at 15th and John were *never* like 3rd and Pine, uncomfortable to even walk through, pre CHOP…