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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

September 15, 2014 at 2:17 PM

Man arrested after swim at Colman Dock

Update at 2:47 p.m.: A 45-year-old man who jumped into the water off Colman Dock and swam out to one of the ferry piers, preventing a ferry from docking on time, was arrested on investigation of second-degree malicious mischief, according to Seattle police.

State law says that a person can be charged with second-degree malicious mischief if they knowingly or maliciously do something that causes a “substantial risk of interruption or impairment of service rendered to the public.”

Original post: A 45-year-old man who jumped into the water off Colman Dock around 1:25 p.m. on Monday has been safely “scooped out,” according to the Seattle Police Department.

Officials with Seattle police and fire departments say it was not immediately clear whether the man was injured, in need of psychological assistance, or simply out for a swim.

Seattle Police Department spokesman Drew Fowler said a ferry worker called to report the man had jumped into the water and was “floating near the docks.” The ferry worker also reported the man was”not in distress.”

Seattle police, fire and the Coast Guard responded. The man is currently being evaluated by fire department medics, said fire spokesman Kyle Moore.

 

 

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