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December 13, 2014 at 1:18 PM

Man with throat cut found in Seattle’s International District

A 49-year-old man was found with his throat cut Friday evening in Seattle’s Chinatown International District. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. Seattle police responded to several 911 calls just after 5 p.m. and found the man in the 600 block of South King Street bleeding from the neck. Officers then followed a trail of…

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December 4, 2014 at 3:58 PM

Man beaten, stabbed at Chinatown-ID bus stop

Police are looking for two people who beat and stabbed a man at a bus stop in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District Wednesday evening. A 20-year-old man was near 12th Avenue South and South Jackson Street when two men approached him shortly after 6 p.m. and took his headphones, according to the Seattle Police Department. A witness told…

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July 12, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Power restored in International District

Update 3:47 p.m.: The power is now fully restored to all customers in the area. Update 3:05 p.m.: All but about 177 customers have their power back, but Seattle City Light says it is taking longer than expected to get everyone back due to a “very hard-to-access area” where the damage is located. Crews are on scene and working…

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May 12, 2014 at 9:39 PM

Seattle police officer assaulted by transient in International District

A Seattle police officer sustained minor injuries after being assaulted by a transient in the International District this evening, according to the Seattle Police Department. The officer was investigating a collision at South Jackson Street and Fifth Avenue South when a transient male assaulted the officer. The transient male was arrested for investigation of assault, police said.

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November 26, 2013 at 2:45 PM

SPD: Prosecution for some ID drug dealers, help for others

As a result of an alternative law-enforcement initiative in Seattle’s Chinatown International District, two low-level drug dealers will get counseling, housing and treatment after agreeing to stop selling drugs, police said.

Ten others, who apparently are not hot on the idea of cleaning up their act, will face prosecution.

The alternative program, called a Drug Market Initiative (DMI), is aimed at getting low-risk, petty dealers out of the cycle of street selling and short jail stints and into permanent recovery and stability. Seattle’s efforts at the more holistic law-enforcement option is based on successful programs in other cities, according to police.

Seattle police, in a news release, said today that those in the International District asked them to “take back city streets and parks from low-level drug dealers and their customers, but challenged police to do so without simply making arrests.”

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November 12, 2013 at 6:58 PM

Man accused of stabbing 3 on anniversary of similar attack

The man who allegedly stabbed three men in Seattle’s City Hall Park Monday night assaulted a man in a wheelchair exactly a year ago in an attack that started the same way. Witnesses of both Nov. 11 attacks said Adan Yusuf, 35, was argumentative and asking for cigarettes before he began his assaults, according to police…

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August 26, 2013 at 5:17 PM

Woman arrested after spraying baby with soy sauce

A 52-year-old woman walked into a restaurant in the Chinatown International District Monday afternoon and sprayed a baby and a few other patrons with soy sauce and chocolate milk. Upon entering the restaurant, she told everyone to “go back to China,” and flipped plates, spat on a man and squirted soy sauce on him and his…

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July 24, 2013 at 9:29 PM

Elderly woman sexually assaulted in Seattle’s Chinatown International District

Seattle police are looking for a man who sexually assaulted and robbed an elderly woman at knife point in Seattle’s Chinatown International District this afternoon. The woman, in her 80s, was attacked after entering an apartment complex on the 200 block of Sixth Avenue South just before 2 p.m., according to the Seattle Police Department. The…

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December 19, 2012 at 2:41 PM

Homeless man ruled insane in Seattle hatchet slayings

A homeless Seattle man who was charged with killing two strangers with a hatchet two years ago has been found not guilty by reason of insanity and ordered to remain at Western State Hospital. Michael LaRosa, 28, has been treated at the mental hospital following his arrest for the slayings of  Joseph LaMagno, 58, and Dale Richard Holme,…

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July 13, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Bus strikes pedestrian in International District

A Sound Transit bus driver was cited for inattentive driving after a woman was struck by a bus in the International District Friday, Seattle Police reported. A woman in her 50s was crossing 5th Avenue South in the 700 block  in a crosswalk at about 5:30 p.m . when the incident occurred, police said. The articulated bus…

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