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February 2, 2015 at 11:18 AM

Man hospitalized after fall from equipment in Gas Works Park

The Seattle Fire Department responding to reports of a man who fell from old refinery equipment in Gas Works Park. (Randy Lee Stalcup Jr. photo) A man in his 20s sustained a head injury and was hospitalized in serious condition Sunday night after falling from old refinery equipment in a restricted part of Seattle’s Gas…

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November 10, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Inquest ordered into fatal shooting by Seattle police

The Associated Press The King County executive has ordered an inquest into July’s fatal shooting of a man by Seattle police. Larry Flynn was shot during a confrontation with officers at Gas Works Park July 30. Police say officers patrolling Gas Works Park around 2:45 a.m. were approached by a security guard who said a man had…

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August 5, 2014 at 2:01 PM

Police seek malicious mischief charge in Gas Works Park vandalism

Seattle Parks Department employees, including Maxwell Boland, left, clean up at Gas Works Park last Tuesday after vandals hit it the previous night. Seattle police investigating last week’s $8,000 graffiti spree at Gas Works Park today submitted their case to the King County Prosecutor’s Office seeking criminal charges. Detective Chris Young said he sent the results of his investigation into…

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July 31, 2014 at 3:02 PM

Man fatally shot by Seattle police identified

A man who died after being shot by Seattle police at Gas Works Park on Wednesday has been identified by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office as Larry Andrew Flynn, 42. According to police: officers flagged down by Seattle Parks and Recreation security who said he had been attacked by a man who was drinking and had…

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July 30, 2014 at 6:35 AM

Wednesday Memo: Gas Works shooting … Holocaust gun comment … Dramatic rescue

National Weather Service forecast Gas Works Park shooting: Seattle police officers shot a man in Gas Works Park early this morning. The man reportedly approached the officers and threatened them with a broken bottle. This story is developing. Gun debate: A gun lobbyist reportedly made inflammatory remarks referencing the Holocaust, which the Jewish Federation…

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July 30, 2014 at 6:02 AM

Man fatally shot by Seattle police in Gas Works Park this morning

Update at 12:04 p.m.: Seattle police say that at least one officer trained in crisis intervention tried to negotiate with a man who was later fatally shot by two patrol officers at Gas Works Park early this morning. Department spokesman Patrick Michaud said that a crisis intervention team member – someone trained to deal with people in the…

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July 29, 2014 at 8:08 AM

40-50 youths responsible for damage to Gas Works Park

A city worker has started painting over all the graffiti left by vandals on the play barn at Gas Works Park overnight. (Photo by Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times) Update 12:13 p.m.: Seattle police say that 40 to 50 youths partying at Gas Works Park late Monday night are believed to be responsible for nearly…

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July 5, 2012 at 10:58 AM

July 5th cleanup at Gas Works Park

Starbucks employees Samie Barr, left, and Robyn Trevitt clean up the south side of Kite Hill at Gas Works Park on Thursday morning. (Photo by Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times) About 1,000 volunteers showed up at Thursday’s community cleanup effort at Gas Works Park, and still more to a smaller effort in Lake Union Park. The…

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July 3, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Lady Liberty waiting out Tuesday’s winds

Lady Liberty is OK – just taking a break from the breeze. Some passersby at Gas Works Park Tuesday wondered why the inflated replica head of the Statue of Liberty, which was inflated Monday and which will will reign over the park’s Fourth of July activities, was deflated at midday Tuesday. It’s not  for any nefarious reason, say the…

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