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August 13, 2014 at 8:23 AM

Seattle police investigating a stabbing Wednesday morning

UPDATE, 5 p.m. | Witnesses told police that the man who was stabbed in the chest at a homeless encampment had argued with another man around 4:30 a.m., the Seattle Police Department said Wednesday afternoon. Both men then left the area in the Chinatown International District neighborhood, but one man returned a few minutes later covered in blood….

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June 9, 2014 at 4:04 PM

Man fatally shot in International District identified

The man who was fatally shot in Seattle’s Chinatown International District this weekend has been identified as Mohamed Osman, 27, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. Osman died of multiple gunshot wounds after a shooting early Saturday morning near 12th Avenue South and South Main Street, the Seattle Police Department said. Officers responded…

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March 7, 2014 at 1:47 PM

Man arrested after downtown carjacking

UPDATE, 5:40 p.m. | A man stole a truck at gunpoint downtown, fled from officers, crashed and then tried to steal other vehicles before being arrested near Boeing Field this afternoon, police said. An adult male suspect stole a white Ford pickup truck from its driver at Second Avenue South and South King Street after threatening…

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January 10, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Man with machete accused of attacking friend in cellphone dispute

Thinking about loaning your cellphone to a friend? Think twice. Earlier this month, a man borrowed a friend’s phone while the two were hanging out in the Chinatown International District and refused to return it. The owner of the phone grew upset, and that’s when his “friend” pulled out a machete, swinging it at the phone owner’s head,…

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December 25, 2013 at 1:16 PM

Chinatown fire cause still unknown; authorities monitor for possible collapse

Concerned that the old structure may collapse, Seattle firefighters are still unable to enter the building in the Chinatown International District that burned Tuesday night,  a Seattle Fire Department spokeswoman said today. Engineers and building inspectors will come to the site Thursday to determine whether cranes and other heavy equipment may be needed to support or bring…

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July 25, 2013 at 12:37 PM

Suspect arrested in assault of elderly woman in Chinatown ID

Seattle police have arrested a man in connection with the sexual assault and robbery of an elderly woman at knife point in Seattle’s Chinatown International District. The suspect, 34, was spotted at about 7 this morning by a West Precinct patrol officer and arrested near Sixth Avenue South and South Dearborn Street, police said. He…

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April 2, 2013 at 1:20 PM

3 men rob Chinatown/I.D. jewelry trader

Seattle police are searching for three men who robbed a Gold & Silver Traders shop in the 600 block of South Jackson Street around 12:45 p.m. today, said police spokesman Jeff Kappel. One of the robbers was armed, said Kappel. In the midst of the robbery, the robbers saw police officers across the street and thought they…

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August 27, 2012 at 9:08 AM

Man wounded, 20 rounds fired outside Seattle hookah bar

A man was shot outside Casablanca Hookah, a hookah bar near the Yesler Terrace neighborhood early this morning. Seattle police say the man was shot after some type of argument with another man outside the bar, at 1221 S. Main St., just after 4 a.m. The gunman fled after the shooting; police say the shooting occurred near…

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June 6, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Power back on in Chinatown-ID ahead of schedule

[do action="brightcove-video" videoid="1677139750001"/] The planned 20-hour power outage in the Chinatown-International District ended hours earlier than expected when City Light crews completed installation of a new power supply late Wednesday morning. Work crews didn’t run into some complications they had anticipated, and the old cable was removed easily, according to City Light. The outage began at 11 p.m. Tuesday…

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June 4, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Chinatown-International District to be without power for 20 hours

To make electrical service more reliable in the Chinatown-International District, Seattle City Light will turn off power to a portion of the neighborhood for 20 hours beginning at 11 p.m. Wednesday, according to a City Light news release. The power shut down will allow crews to install an alternate power supply to the area. The new…

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