Topic: Pioneer Square
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November 30, 2013 at 10:31 AM
A man was shot in the foot during a large fight outside a Pioneer Square nightclub at closing time.
Just before 2:30 a.m. today Seattle police received calls about brawling and shots fired in a parking lot outside Volume at 172 S. Washington St.
Witnesses offered little information, according to police. Volume employees told police a man inside the club had been shot in the foot. The 32-year-old was taken to Harborview Medical Center with a minor wound to his toes, police reported.
Police said the man told officers he was a liquor distributor and promoter and had gone out to his car to get more liquor when he saw a large fight in a parking lot. He heard shots and ran into the club, police said, and realized he was wounded in the foot.
Police said witness accounts were vague and conflicting. They had no information about suspects, and no other damage or injuries were reported.
November 15, 2013 at 11:08 PM
Seattle medics were in the back of an ambulance with a patient in Pioneer Square on Friday night when a man with a knife opened the doors and tried to climb in, according to the Fire Department.
Medics were dispatched to a report of a man having chest problems near the intersection of Second Avenue and Main Street around 8:30 p.m., said Seattle Fire Department spokeswoman Sue Stangl.
They were treating the patient when the man with the knife opened the back doors and tried to force his way in, she said. She did not have details, but said police were called and the man was disarmed and taken into custody.
Police were not immediately available for comment.
Stangl said no one was injured and the Fire Department medics were able to finish caring for the heart patient.
November 11, 2013 at 10:37 PM
Police arrested a man shortly after three people were stabbed near City Hall Park in Seattle on Monday night.
Seattle Fire Lt. Sue Stangl said two men were in serious condition and one had minor injuries when they were taken to Harborview Medical Center from Fourth Avenue and Dilling Way just before 10 p.m.
Seattle police said the suspect also sustained minor stab wounds and was treated at the scene before being taken to jail.
We will update this post as more information becomes available.
September 17, 2013 at 1:31 PM
UPDATE AT 3:48 P.M.: Donnell D. Jackson was charged today with first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder in the Friday knife attack in Pioneer Square.
Jackson is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges Sept. 30.
ORIGINAL POST: Kristin Ito, the woman who survived a knife attack Friday in Pioneer Square, has been released from Harborview Medical Center, the hospital said today. Ito was discharged on Monday, the hospital said, and is declining media interviews.
Ito, 30, and her boyfriend, Shoreline Community College Professor Troy Wolff, were walking near Third Avenue South and South Jackson Street around 10:30 p.m. Friday when they were randomly attacked by a stranger armed with a knife, police said. Wolff, 46, died from his injuries Saturday.
The suspect in the attack, Donnell D. Jackson, 44, is being held in the King County Jail in lieu of at $2 million bail. The deadline to file charges is Wednesday.
September 10, 2013 at 2:53 PM
UPDATE: 6 p.m. | No one was in the car (pictured) that exploded into flames on James Street this afternoon, a Seattle Fire Department spokesman said.
Firefighters extinguished the fire and began taking the car apart when the owner walked up and identified himself, said Kyle Moore, the fire department spokesman.
Moore also said that two, not three, cars caught fire when a truck crashed near Pioneer Square on Tuesday afternoon. A third vehicle was damaged by the flames, but didn’t catch fire. Five vehicles, including the truck, were damaged, and two of them totaled, police reported.
The driver of the truck was taken to Harborview Medical Center with a shoulder injury, and police said his was the only injury. What caused the truck to crash is under investigation.
The streets have reopened.
ORIGINAL POST | A truck struck five vehicles early this afternoon in Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood, causing fires in three of the vehicles, according to Seattle police.
Some of those involved in the collisions were injured and the driver of the truck was taken to Harborview Medical Center to be checked out, as a precaution, according to the Seattle Fire Department. Details on all the injuries weren’t immediately available.
July 25, 2013 at 7:06 AM
The poor pergola.
A light pole that is part of the historic cast- and wrought-iron pergola complex in Pioneer Square was damaged by a truck this morning.
The accident happened about 2 a.m., when the truck knocked over the light pole and the driver fled, according to KIRO-TV. Seattle police remained at the scene for several hours awaiting a tow truck to remove the truck.
The truck was towed away a short time ago.
The pergola, which was built as the upper level of a lavish underground public restroom in 1909, has been struck by vehicles numerous times over the years, most recently in May. It was also struck by a semi-truck in April of last year, but sustained only minor damage, according to media reports.
The pergola toppled in January 2001 when it was struck by another semi-truck. It was rebuilt at a cost of $3.9 million.
July 22, 2013 at 4:16 PM
A shooting occurred early Sunday morning outside a club labeled a “chronic public nuisance” last month, Seattle police said.
Shortly after 2 a.m., there was a confrontation between two groups inside Club Volume, 172 S. Washington St., according to the Seattle Police Department. When the Pioneer Square club closed, a fight started as the two groups were walking to their cars in the parking lot at Second Avenue South and South Main Street.
A man retrieved a handgun from a vehicle, pointed it at members of the other group and fired at least 12 shots into the air, police said.
The man then jumped into the back seat of the car, which headed east on South Main Street. An officer heard the shots from a few blocks away and responded, but his in-car camera was unable to capture a license plate number.
Officers located 12 bullet casings and a wallet belonging to the shooter or a member of his group, police said.
No arrests have been made, SPD spokeswoman Renee Witt said Monday.
Police and the Seattle City Attorney’s office declared Club Volume a “chronic public nuisance” last month. In a six-month span, SPD received 144 calls for service at the club.
A letter to the club’s owners, signed by acting Police Chief Jim Pugel, outlined several “nuisance activities” that occurred at the club, including assaults on the dance floor and drunken juveniles.
The letter stated the owners needed to curb the issues or face possible revocation of their business license and fines of up to $25,000.
Messages left at the club and at the owners’ residence were not returned Monday.
The City Attorney’s Office is awaiting a full report on the shooting before making any decisions and will continue to monitor activities there, according to spokeswoman Kimberly Mills.
“We hope to negotiate and enter into a correction agreement soon,” Mills said Monday.
Witt said the police department won’t be taking further action against the club following the incident.
“This will go in their file and further show they are a nuisance,” Witt said.
June 3, 2013 at 7:11 AM
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Looking to Portland for a new loo: Seattle seems to have had its fair share of potty troubles. There are the short-of-stature stalls in Pike Place Market that drew ire from tourists. And who could forget when five high-tech public toilets (costing $1 million each) had to be removed and sold for $2,500 each because they had become havens for “nefarious activities.” Once again, Seattle is trying to acquire a public toilet for Pioneer Square. Only, this time around, officials reached out to our smug neighbors to the South (Portland) for a bit of help in our toil for a functional public toilet. We hear the Portland Loo has quite the fan base, and it will cost a mere $90,000!
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March 21, 2013 at 6:26 AM
Updated 7:42 a.m.
A man was shot in the face this morning in Pioneer Square and the shooter has not been caught.
Seattle Police spokeswoman Renee Witt said the shooting happened just before 6 a.m. at Third Avenue South and South Washington Street. The motive for the shooting is not known.
The victim was alert and conscious, and taken to Harborview Medical Center.
Witt said people in the area heard three gunshots, and then saw people running, including the victim.
Early reports that the victim attempted to hijack a car were incorrect, Witt said. She said it’s now believed he was asking drivers in the area for help before someone called 911.
January 6, 2013 at 12:20 PM
Staff reporter Jack Broom is making the rounds today in Pioneer Square, watching fans settle in, and roar their encouragement for the Seahawks:
4:52 p.m: Victory is sealed
“I’m speechless. This is awesome,” shouted a hoarse Chris Shreeve, as time expired, sealing the Seahawks’ victory.
Shreeve, 24, was in a group of about 20 friends who watched the game at Sluggers Sports Bar, cheering every play that broke in the Hawks’ favor.
“What you’re going to see now is that Seattle is going to go crazy,” he predicted.
4:15 p.m: The earth moves under Pioneer Square
That tremor you may have felt at 3:59 p.m.?
It could have been coming from Sluggers, where the crowd went into a sustained roar as the Seahawks pulled ahead for the first time.
“Did you see that? Marshawn ran through six guys!” said Tom Sullivan, 24.
And the roar grew to even a high decibel level a few minutes later, when the Seahawks recovered a Washington fumble and scored again: Seattle 24, Washington 14.
3:52 p.m: Are we too nervous to be having fun?
After a scoreless third quarter, the mood at The Hawks Nest is tense.
“We need to keep things moving, have a couple of deep threats, keep the Redskins on their heels,” said Patrick Siegler, 30.
He estimated the Seahawks’ chance of winning at 60 percent.
3:13 p.m. At McRory’s, nerves during 1st quarter, give way to hope in 2nd
A terrific second quarter for the Seahawks, in which they cut Washington’s lead to a single point, put the life back into the crowd at F.X. McRory’s.
“It was a terrible start, but now we’ve got things rolling,” said Chase Dean, 27, of Seattle.
Dean, wearing a Russell Wilson jersey, said that in the second half, “we’ve got to keep them guessing.”
1:26 p.m: Redskins fans brave a Seahawks bar
At Fuel Seattle, on South Washington Street, two red Redskins jerseys stood out in a sea of Seahawks blue before the game.
The fans, Yenew Kassaye of Seattle and Parker Ayers of Tacoma, both predict a close Washington victory. Kassaye grew up in D.C.; Ayers in Richmond, Va.
Are they getting hassled for showing their colors? “Just a little bit. Nothing too bad,” Ayers said. But before the game started, they headed to another nearby bar, Swannies, a gathering place for fans supporting that “other Washington” team.
12:50 p.m: How sweet: A couple dressed in Marshawn Lynch jerseys
At The Hawks Nest, just east of CenturyLink Field, early arrivals included Seahawks season-ticket holders Darren and Laurel Trautmann of Seattle’s Green Lake neighborhood. They were in place by 11:30 and were joined by about 10 friends in the bar, which has TVs on every wall.
Both Trautmanns were wearing blue and white Marshawn Lynch jerseys. “It will be closer than a lot of people think,” said Darren, 28. “I’m saying 28-21 Hawks.”
12:20 p.m: Fans get ready early in Pioneer Square
By noon – an hour and a half before kickoff — many of the best seats were already filled at Pioneer Square bars where fans will watch the game.
“I say it’s a close game and Seattle squeaks it out,” said Bill Newton, 43, of Bellevue, He and two friends had been waiting outside Sluggers Sports Bar when it opened at 10.
One of Newton’s companions, Michael Manson, 40, of Bothell, said he’s worried that Washington will win, so it was up to Dave Schneider, 42, of Kirkland, to break the tie.
“My prediction is the Seahawks will win,” he said. “But that’s what I always predict.”
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