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911 | Assault standoff brings SWAT response, Cal Anderson ‘Cop City’ vigil arrests, 23rd and Union gunfire

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  • 10th Ave fall: A person suffering from an apparent mental crisis fell from an upper story window of a 10th Ave apartment building Tuesday afternoon. Seattle Police were responding to the crisis call at the building in the 200 block of 10th Ave near E Alder and preparing to enter the fourth floor unit around 2:20 PM when the person reportedly jumped or fell, according to East Precinct radio updates. Seattle Fire was called to the scene to treat the patient and transport them to the hospital. SFD reports the patient was taken to Harborview in serious condition.

    Thanks to a CHS reader for this image from the standoff

  • Assault standoff: SWAT and Seattle Police locked down the area around 10th and Jefferson Tuesday morning in a standoff that lasted into the afternoon with an assault suspect refusing to come out of a unit in the Evans House — Downtown Emergency Service Center facility. SPD reports the man was wanted for an assault on a 70-year-old woman:
    At 9:04 a.m., police responded to the intersection of Jefferson Street and Broadway for an assault. Witnesses reported a man had just pushed an elderly woman to the ground, causing a significant head wound that began to bleed. Arriving officers began providing first aid to the victim and transferred care to Seattle Fire Department medics upon their arrival. Medics transported the woman to Harborview Medical Center for additional treatment. The suspect walked away after shoving the woman, and a witness followed him to a nearby residence. Officers responded to the building and found the man’s unit. Negotiators began a dialogue with the suspect and asked him to come out, but he refused. After several hours, police applied for and were granted a warrant to arrest the man.
    SPD says the man surrendered just as SWAT was preparing to finally enter the unit after hours of standoff. The 42-year-old was arrested for the assault but SPD says he was not immediately booked into jail because of medical reasons.
  • Cal Anderson vigil arrests: Two people were arrested for vandalism during a Friday night vigil and protest in Cal Anderson over the killing of an anti-police “Cop City” activist in Georgia. SPD says a group of about 30 people gathered Friday night around 10 PM on the southeast corner of the Bobby Morris Playfield in the park. Police say a group “wearing black clothing, black masks, and some with goggles” remained in the park after the vigil and some began damaging property in the park. SPD reports two arrests for vandalism after the suspects were observed spray-painting graffiti. There were no reported injuries.
  • 23/Union TV shooting: SPD investigated a bout of gunfire in the Central District early last Wednesday that sent a bullet into a TV in a nearby residence. There were fortunately no injuries reported. According to SPD, multiple reports of gunfire were made as callers stated that they had heard approximately 20 shots in the area of 23rd and E Union at approximately 10:11 PM. Responding officers arrived at the scene and discovered evidence of a shooting in the street near the intersection of 23rd and Pike. The investigation revealed that one bullet had passed through a window of a nearby residence, striking a television. Fortunately, no individuals were reported injured.
  • Police officer strikes and kills pedestrian: An officer responding to a high priority emergency call in a Seattle Police SUV struck and killed a 23-year-old woman Monday night in the South Lake Union neighborhood. “Priority one” and “help the officer” calls authorize responders to travel at extremely high speeds through the city. SPD says the officer struck the pedestrian near the intersection of Dexter Avenue North and Thomas Street around 8 PM. Jaahnavi Kandula was taken to Harborview but later died from her injuries. SPD says its Traffic Collision Investigation Squad is investigating “the collision and circumstances of the incident.”
 

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Don't Start With Me
Don't Start With Me
10 days ago

Officers responded to the building and found the man’s unit.”

Well then…

zach
zach
10 days ago

It’s nice to know that, sometimes, graffiti vandals get arrested. Wish it happened more often!

Decline Of Western Civilization
Decline Of Western Civilization
10 days ago
Reply to  zach

Definitely the defining problem of our time. Not the murderous public utility that is meant to enforce laws that has never worked. Nothing to see here. Look at the graffiti.

Glenn
Glenn
9 days ago

Why you think vandalism of public property is an appropriate response to what you describe as a murderous public utility is beyond me. There are other ways to protest and express dissent that don’t require diminishing things that belong to all of us. For example, stake a sign in the ground.

Decline Of Western Civilization
Decline Of Western Civilization
9 days ago
Reply to  Glenn

Priorities. Seeing neighbors cheer for an arrest over graffiti and crickets for police violence that is tearing our society apart. Graffiti is not tearing our society apart. Unregulated capitalism is tearing our society apart by destroying families, causing mass poverty which enables drug addiction.. graffiti lol.. and crime. Figure it out. Graffiti is not at the top of the list but it is definitely the easiest crowd pleaser for people like the mayor. And the lemmings cheer.

Below Broadway
Below Broadway
9 days ago

The “police violence” happened in Atlanta, within the confines of an “autonomous zone,” over a police training facility being built on the grounds of a former prison work farm, protested by mostly people who traveled to Atlanta to engage in ‘Direct Action.’ One of the protesters fired on police.

Why does any of this orchestrated domestic terror attack need Seattle activists to vandalize our neighborhood? Our police did nothing wrong. Neither did Atlanta’s but that’s beside the point.

Permanent outrage by Marxist leaning, Trotskyite activists that circumnavigate the nation in search of protest zones create zero “solidarity” with anyone outside of their little groups of extremists. In fact I’d bet you turn off more people than you win over.

Stop declaring war on Seattle because someone somewhere in the world did something you don’t like involving police.

emma goldman
emma goldman
8 days ago
Reply to  Below Broadway

“our police did nothing wrong. neither did atlanta’s”
tell that to the families of Charleena Lyles, John T Williams and Manuel Teran. your police are murderers who serve corporations and protect themselves.

and what’s happening in so called atlanta is not a local issue. the destruction of forests affects all of us because these forests are the lungs of the planet. investments in police budgets comes at the expense of healthcare, education, access to food affordable housing and transportation.

LumberJack
LumberJack
7 days ago
Reply to  emma goldman

FYI, there are more trees in the US today than ever before in history, even before the pilgrims arrived. The US Forestry industry plants trees for harvest, and when they do so, they plant them in more orderly rows than would naturally occur.

You can decry capitalism all you want but this particular idea that we’re destroying the lungs of the planet is false, at least here at home. Younger trees also use more CO2 as they grow than larger mature trees do.

(source: work in the lumber industry)

SoDone
SoDone
9 days ago

Why do these groups need to punch down and vandalize limited outdoor community space, that they themselves use to gather and rally, to make a point of an issue in .. Atlanta? Protest at spg HQ, city hall, or the courthouse. Punch up to the government level rather than destroying space us hoi polloi all share.

Let's talk
Let's talk
9 days ago

Yes people will cheer when someone destroying someone’s property gets arrested and they’ll cheer to see anyone get arrested for doing someone wrong. And don’t think for a minute that poverty enables drug addiction and crime. Crime and drug addiction are found at every socioeconomic level and being poor doesn’t make one bad and commit crimes or make them prone to addiction however having a criminal record and using drugs make one more likely to be poor. And yes graffiti is a problem costing $12B a year in clean up costs. Imagine how many people could be helped with that money.

Glenn
Glenn
9 days ago

Well, to put it simply, I prefer what you describe as unregulated capitalism (as if that exists in Seattle, Washington State, or anywhere in this country) over anything you might conjure.

Decline Of Western Civilization
Decline Of Western Civilization
7 days ago
Reply to  Glenn

Very smart economists understand how to properly regulate our economy to better provide for a larger number of citizens – keeping certain domestic industries alive for the sake of broader economic well being, not exporting them all for wall street profits, regulating the banking and financial industry so it’s more streamlined and stable, not forever doomed to big swings that crunch poor people into more poverty (this is what destroys families and pushes people into homelessness). We definitely need to get private hands off healthcare and education. Many of the things we’ve been brainwashed into thinking are better in private hands are absolutely not but trying to pry those things away from wealthy americans elicits uproar from not only the ruling class but the poors (like the commenters above) who are drunk on their propaganda.

In america we buy the same cheap t-shirt 4 times in a single year and not 1 t-shirt that will last for 4 years. This is fundamentally our problem across all sectors of our economy and you can look at the closest street corner to see what this way of life gets us.

A more stable, equitable and less predacious economy and an all out ban on most types of guns would, and this is the most difficult part for us to handle, over time (because we have no patience at all) would create a more peaceful society. And then we can start talking about police and prison abolition as those services become less necessary.

but I know, I know.. Let’s just keep everything the same. That’s going great right?