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August 18, 2014 at 11:26 AM

Coffee-shop employee attacked, robbed in North Admiral

An employee of a North Admiral coffee shop was attacked and robbed Monday as he waited for the business to open, Seattle police said. The victim arrived at work near 41st Avenue Southwest and Southwest Admiral Way about 4 a.m. and sat on the front steps to await the manager’s arrival, police said. The employee was reading from a tablet computer…


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July 29, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Man accused of shooting bank guard was just released from jail

A 24-year-old Seattle man was released from jail two days before he allegedly punched a bank security guard, wrestled away the guard’s gun and shot the man at least twice, before shooting himself in the face, according to prosecutors. Arthur Idowu Thomas spent nearly two months in the King County Jail after pleading guilty to fourth-degree assault…


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July 21, 2014 at 2:51 PM

Man slashed during Lake City Way robbery

Seattle police are looking for the armed robber who slashed a man with a knife during a robbery on Lake City Way early Sunday morning. The 39-year-old victim was smoking outside his apartment building in the 14000 block of Lake City Way at 2:30 a.m. when a man approached him and asked for a cigarette, police said. When the victim pulled out…


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July 17, 2014 at 2:05 PM

Woman drops pants, attacks employees at Dick’s Drive-In

Who doesn’t like Dick’s Drive-in? Well … According to police, one woman isn’t exactly a fan of the burger joint — and employees have some unpleasant mental images to prove it. Employees at the Dick’s on Broadway and East Denny Way called police at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday after the woman began harassing customers and refused to leave the…


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July 16, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Police: Woman pours gasoline on Renton man, sets him on fire

Renton police are looking for a 40-year-old woman who allegedly poured gasoline on a man and set him on fire. The victim, a 52-year-old Renton man, walked into a 7-Eleven store at South 129th Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way South around 8 this morning with serious but not life-threatening burns, according to Renton police. The man…


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June 30, 2014 at 12:21 PM

Man wounded in early-morning shooting in downtown Seattle

A man was wounded in the foot early this morning when a gunman opened fire from the sunroof of a parked Mercedes-Benz in downtown Seattle, Seattle police said. A security guard who witnessed the shooting told officers the victim and others were walking in the 1500 block of Second Avenue around 1 a.m. when they got into an argument with the occupants of the…


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June 17, 2014 at 10:55 AM

Capitol Hill woman facing assault charge after boyfriend stabbed

Seattle police this morning released more information on last night’s stabbing on Capitol Hill. Police responded to an apartment in the 1300 block of East John Street just before midnight after receiving reports of people yelling inside. As officers approached the apartment they heard a man yelling, “Don’t kill me! Stop stabbing me!” Officers knocked on the door and a…


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June 4, 2014 at 4:41 PM

Suspect in brutal White Center rape arrested in Oklahoma

A 25-year-old Oklahoma man has been charged with first-degree rape and first-degree assault in connection with the rape and beating of a 58-year-old Auburn woman he met in March while visiting the Seattle area, according to King County prosecutors. Christopher Anthony Brown, a felon whose DNA was previously entered into a national database, was arrested by Oklahoma…


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June 2, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Man stabbed in Seattle’s Jose Rizal Park

A man was stabbed during a fight this afternoon in Jose Rizal Park, Seattle police said. The victim suffered a non-life-threatening wound to his arm, according to police spokesman Officer Drew Fowler. The stabbing was reported around 4 p.m. Police received a 911 call from a witness who gave a vague description of the attacker. No other details were immediately available. – Erin…


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