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July 31, 2014 at 11:38 PM

Police recording released from fatal shooting in Gas Works Park

The Seattle Police Department released an audio recording Thursday of  police radio traffic during Wednesday’s shooting in Gas Works Park in which police officers shot and killed a man after he threatened them with a broken bottle. In the recordings, officers call for a crisis-intervention specialist to calm an agitated homeless man who was later fatally shot…

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July 31, 2014 at 7:17 PM

Police search for suspects in Delridge arson

UPDATE, 11:44 p.m. | Seattle Fire Department investigators concluded Thursday that the house fire was intentionally set. Seattle Police Department arson bomb squad detectives are continuing to search for possible suspects.  Original Post | Detectives from the Seattle Police Department are searching for a group of young men seen running from a burning home in a West Seattle…

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July 31, 2014 at 3:59 PM

Driver of truck sought in fatal hit-and-run on First Hill

UPDATE 7:42 p.m.| The fatality collision investigation in the 800 block of  James Street has cleared and all roads are now open. ORIGINAL POST | A pedestrian was killed after being struck by a truck in Seattle’s First Hill neighborhood this afternoon, according to the Seattle Police Department. Police received reports of the crash at Eighth Avenue and…

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Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Harborview Medical Center, Seattle Police Department

July 31, 2014 at 3:44 PM

Kenneth Bae may be sent back to North Korean labor camp

After struggling with life-threatening health issues earlier this year, Kenneth Bae of Lynnwood may be sent back to a North Korean labor camp, according to CNN, which cites a Japanese newspaper. Bae, who’s been North Korea’s longest-held U.S. captive since the Korean War, pleaded for quick intervention while wearing a blue labor camp uniform in a…

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July 31, 2014 at 3:02 PM

Man fatally shot by Seattle police identified

A man who died after being shot by Seattle police at Gas Works Park on Wednesday has been identified by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office as Larry Andrew Flynn, 42. According to police: officers flagged down by Seattle Parks and Recreation security who said he had been attacked by a man who was drinking and had…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Gas Works Park, Officer-involved shooting, Seattle Police Department

July 31, 2014 at 2:51 PM

Man charged with 2nd degree murder in cold case

A state prison inmate serving time for burglary and robbery was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder for fatally shooting a 23-year-old man in New Holly more than a decade ago. San Saeyang is accused of fatally shooting Boumma Khammanivong outside his New Holly apartment on Feb. 22, 2003, according to the Seattle Police Department. Khammanivong’s death…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: murder, New Holly, Seattle Police Department

July 31, 2014 at 2:37 PM

SPD: Gas Works Park graffiti spree resulted from ‘out of hand’ party

Police said a man arrested today in connection with Monday night’s $8,000 graffiti spree at Gas Works Park said he began spray-painting walls in the park early Monday after his 19th birthday party “got out of hand.” Police graffiti Detective Chris Young received a tip that the large group spotted fleeing from the park early Monday morning…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: malicious mischief, Seattle Police Department, vandaliosm

July 31, 2014 at 1:38 PM

Motorcycle chase crash at Arlington was fatal

The Associated Press ARLINGTON — The Washington State Patrol says a motorcycle rider who crashed Saturday while fleeing a trooper on state Highway 531 at Arlington died Wednesday of his injuries. The patrol says the trooper had terminated the pursuit for safety reasons. The motorcycle continued for another mile-and-a-half until it left the road and crashed in…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Arlington, fatal motorcycle crash, Washington State Patrol

July 31, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Police: Idaho 5-year-old accidentally shoots, kills playmate

The Associated Press CHUBBUCK, Idaho — A 5-year-old girl is dead after police say another 5-year-old accidentally shot her at an eastern Idaho home. Lt. Bill Guiberson of the Chubbuck Police Department says emergency workers responded to a Chubbuck home at about 3 p.m. Wednesday and took the victim to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello. The hospital confirmed later in…

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