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May 2, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Man charged with carrying knife during May Day protests

A 19-year-old California man arrested during yesterday’s May Day protests was charged Wednesday with unlawful use of weapons by the Seattle City Attorney’s Office.

Jack Tierny was arrested because he had a 4-inch hunting knife attached to his fanny pack, the City Attorney’s Office said. City statutes say it’s illegal to carry blades longer than three inches.

Because Tierny has no previous criminal history, the city will recommend a one-year continuance in the case, said Kimberly Mills, a spokeswoman for the City Attorney’s Office.

The city will wait to read and review the police reports on incidents that led to the arrest of two others during Tuesday’s protests and marches, she said.

A 26-year-old man was arrested for pedestrian interference around 5 p.m. for blocking traffic by sitting in the 400 block of Pike Street after police told him numerous times to move, according to Mills.  He was released by a jail screener.

Another man, 28, was also released after being screened at the jail. Mills said he had been arrested for investigation of property destruction for writing graffiti on a street sign, a bus shelter, a newspaper stand and a mailbox. Mills said the 28-year-old has a local address and no criminal history and was also released by screeners.

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