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December 8, 2013 at 11:19 AM

Denied smoke, angry nicotine addict and friends attack, police say

A man was injured when he was attacked by a group of women after he denied a cigarette to one of them, according to Seattle police. Seattle police spokesman Jeff Kappel said the victim was waiting for a bus at 3rd Avenue and Pine Street in downtown Seattle around 1 a.m. on Saturday when he was…

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November 28, 2013 at 2:24 PM

Young woman fights off attacker in South Seattle

Seattle police are looking for a man who grabbed a young woman from behind, threw her down, covered her mouth and groped her after she got off the No. 7 bus just before 11 p.m. Wednesday in the 4200 block of  South Dawson Street. The man ran away after the female, described by police as a juvenile, bit his hand,…

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October 26, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Suspect arrested in beating at 3rd and Yesler Saturday morning

A 19-year-old man was arrested Saturday for allegedly attacking another man who refused to comply with demands to relinquish his backpack, Seattle police said. At least five people participated in the beating, which occurred at about 6:40 a.m. at Third Avenue and Yesler Way, according to police. The victim was taken to Harborview Medical Center with what police said was…

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October 20, 2013 at 9:47 PM

Skateboarder injured and trapped after smashing van window

A skateboarder suffered serious injuries on Sunday night after a minivan rode over him and trapped him in North Seattle. At 5 p.m. a male pedestrian attacked a man’s blue minivan with a skateboard at the intersection of 15th Avenue Northwest and Northwest 80th Street. The skateboarder apparently blocked the path of the minivan at the traffic light…

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July 12, 2013 at 8:48 AM

Burley, Idaho, man charged with having dog attack father

BURLEY, Idaho (AP) — A 33-year-old Burley man is charged with ordering his pit bull to attack his father during an argument. Steven J. Dalton is charged with felony aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, disability or permanent disfigurement. Court records say police responding to a disturbance on July 1 found Dalton’s father with blood on his…

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May 6, 2013 at 11:29 AM

Woman attacked by knife-wielding man in Cal Anderson Park

A woman was attacked early this morning at Cal Anderson Park when she came to the aid of a man who falsely claimed he had been the victim of a stabbing, according to Seattle police. The woman told police she was walking through the park just after 4 a.m. when she heard a man yelling for help, claiming he had been…

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April 18, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Wallingford woman arrested in ax, hammer attack

A woman has been jailed after she allegedly attacked her male roommate with an ax and hammer Wednesday night in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood. The victim told police that the incident near North 50th Street and Stone Way started when his 53-year-old roommate started yelling at him and his girlfriend while they were inside his bedroom. He came out to tell her…

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September 19, 2012 at 9:32 AM

3 JBLM soldiers killed in ‘insider attack’ Sunday, DOD announces

The News Tribune | Tacoma A bloody weekend in Afghanistan hit home in the South Sound with the deaths of three Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldiers at the hands of one of their Afghan allies at a remote outpost near the Pakistan border, the Defense Department announced today. The…

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