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September 14, 2013 at 10:44 PM
Following Friday night’s double stabbing in Pioneer Square, there will be more uniformed and non-uniformed officers patrolling the streets over the weekend, Seattle police said Saturday night.
A 46-year-old college English professor and his 30-year-old partner were stabbed Friday night by an alleged attacker whom police say suddenly confronted them after they left a Sounders game. The professor, Troy Wolff, died from multiple stab wounds, while the partner, Kristin Ito, was at Harborview Medical Center on Saturday night.
A preliminary police investigation indicates the attacker stabbed Ito repeatedly. Wolff tried to stop the attacker, who turned and stabbed him in the neck and torso, police say.
In a blog post Saturday night, police offered the public suggestions for staying safe on the streets.
“While we are in no way implying that the victims did anything wrong or could have done anything different to avoid the horrific circumstances they found themselves in last night, we would like to provide some personal safety tips to help you avoid danger and trouble,” Det. Jeff Kappel said in a post on the police department’s Blotter.
You can read the department’s tips for personal safety here.
January 13, 2013 at 5:51 AM
Now that a genuine “Seattle freeze” has arrived, Kent Fire Department Capt. Kyle Ohashi offers survival tips for people who find themselves attracted to frosty lakes and ponds.
Lesson one is, don’t walk out on them, because the ice likely won’t support the weight of a human being. Pets can go out farther than their owners, who would break through the ice trying to retrieve a pet. In Minnesota, where people do safely skate and fish on lakes, resource officials say the ice needs to be at least two inches thick.
If someone does break through into icy waters, bystanders ought to:
* Call 9-1-1 immediately.
* Throw a rope or flotation device, while trying not to send additional people onto the thin ice.
* Understand that someone can lose consciousness in 10-15 minutes, or suffer hypothermia far sooner.
* Take off wet clothing and dry the victim until paramedics arrive – but do not place the person in a hot bath or shower.
In Seattle, Kent and surroundings, the National Weather Service forecast calls for lows of around 30 degrees all week.
More information is linked here from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
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