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December 16, 2014 at 11:03 AM

Woman charged with spitting on Seattle cop during protest

A 24-year-old South Seattle woman was charged last week with third-degree assault for allegedly spitting in the face of a Seattle police officer during a downtown protest against police brutality and racial inequality. Just before 4 p.m. on Dec. 6, the 30-year-old bicycle officer was part of a “mobile fence line,” using her bike to shield…

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December 12, 2014 at 1:20 PM

Suspect arrested in Renton double stabbing

Update at 1:48 p.m.: Renton police say they have arrested a suspect. The victims have non-life-threatening wounds, police say. Original post: The Associated Press RENTON — Police say two people have been stabbed in Renton. KOMO reports they have been taken to a hospital, their conditions unknown. Police are looking for the attacker.

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December 10, 2014 at 2:56 PM

Ex-Seattle firefighters, woman acquitted of assaulting homeless men

A Seattle Municipal Court jury has acquitted two former firefighters and a woman of assaulting several homeless men during a confrontation in March in Occidental Park. The jury had been deliberating for only about two hours before reaching the verdict Wednesday afternoon. Testimony in the trial began Nov. 20. Seattle city prosecutors had accused the three defendants —…

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December 10, 2014 at 1:47 PM

Man suspected of stabbing woman in Belltown arrested

A 38-year-old man suspected of stabbing and robbing a woman in Belltown earlier this month was arrested Tuesday night, Seattle police said. The victim ran into a business near Fourth Ave and Lenora Street around 4:30 p.m. Dec. 2 and told employees she had just been robbed and stabbed, police said. Employees called 911 and the 31-year-old woman was…

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December 8, 2014 at 1:11 PM

Seattle police say attack on cab driver was hate crime

A 26-year-old man was arrested for a suspected hate crime early Sunday after he beat a taxi driver unconscious and told him to “go back to your own country,” Seattle police said. During the attack, the cabbie lost control of the taxi, which struck several parked cars and an apartment building in the Magnolia neighborhood, according to…

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December 4, 2014 at 2:29 PM

Man, woman reportedly slashed with box-cutter near Bothell

A man and woman have been critically injured in a what is believed to be a domestic-violence incident near Bothell, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. The two, believed to be in their 40s, were found in a home in the 2100 block of Maltby Road following a 911 call, said sheriff’s spokeswoman Shari Ireton. Both are being taken…

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December 4, 2014 at 12:37 PM

2 men, 1 cat doused with pepper spray at First Hill McDonald’s

Update at 2:26 p.m.: Firefighters were called back to the McDonald’s to treat several McDonalds employees for exposure to pepper spray. Could be residual. Update at 1:09 p.m.: We’re still trying to sort things out, but police are essentially supporting the story told by Joseph Malloy. Malloy, 42, said he went into the McDonald’s with his cat…

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December 3, 2014 at 10:33 AM

3 nurses assaulted at state psychiatric hospital

The Associated Press TACOMA — Officials say three nurses at Western State Hospital in Lakewood were assaulted last week by two patients. The Nov. 25 incident has renewed concerns about staffing cuts and safety precautions at the state hospital, the News Tribune of Tacoma reported Tuesday. Lakewood Police spokesman Chris Lawler said one patient attacked a staff member…

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November 25, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Inmate found guilty of 2011 attack on Kent jail guard

A King County jury returned a guilty verdict Tuesday afternoon in the first-degree assault trial of Sean Graham for beating a corrections officer at the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent in January 2011. The jury, which heard opening statements in the case on Nov. 12, also found Graham guilty of three counts of custodial…

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November 20, 2014 at 2:20 PM

Trial opens for 2 ex-Seattle firefighters accused of attacking homeless man

Trial began Thursday afternoon for two former Seattle firefighters and a woman accused of attacking a homeless man who was sleeping on a memorial to fallen firefighters in Occidental Park. The former firefighters, Scott Bullene and Robert Howell, and Bullene’s girlfriend, Mia Jarvinen, were each charged with fourth-degree assault and malicious harassment, the state’s version of a hate crime….

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