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May 17, 2013 at 2:41 PM
UPDATE AT 3:03 P.M.: A man in his 30s suffered life-threatening wounds when he was stabbed this afternoon near Victor Steinbrueck Park, police said.
Police received a report of two men fighting and throwing bottles at each other near Western Avenue and Virginia Street around 2:30 p.m. Moments later, police received another report that one of the men had been stabbed multiple times.
Seattle Fire Department medics transported the victim to Harborview Medical Center.
The suspect fled the scene, but officers arrested him near Second Avenue and Marion Street.
ORIGINAL POST: A man suffered life-threatening wounds in a stabbing this afternoon near Victor Steinbrueck Park.
The victim, in his 30s, is being taken to Harborview Medical Center with multiple stab wounds, according to the Seattle Fire Department.
Seattle police say they have one person in custody.
We’ll update this post as soon as we have more details.
May 17, 2013 at 10:35 AM
Three men charged with felonies in connection with Seattle’s May Day violence have pleaded not guilty in King County Superior Court.
Marcel Davis pleaded not guilty to second-degree assault and Joshua Irwin-Patterson pleaded not guilty to third-degree assault during their arraignments Thursday.
As the May 1 demonstrations turned violent, Davis, an unemployed 21-year-old with a lengthy juvenile criminal history in Spokane County, is accused of passing out large rocks to other demonstrators and hurling rocks at police, one of which struck an officer in the left leg, cracking her kneecap, according to charging papers. He has been booked into the King County Jail five times since October, jail records show.
Irwin-Patterson, 18, is an Olympia resident. As a large, hostile crowd moved from Fourth Avenue and Pine Street to Olive Way on May 1, an officer saw “a large baseball-size rock” hit the ground 10 feet away from him, charging papers say. That officer and another then saw a man — later identified as Irwin-Patterson — dressed all in black advance from the crowd, pick up the same rock and cock his arm back, ready to throw it, the papers say.
The officers yelled warnings to each other and Irwin-Patterson put the rock in his pocket and tried to blend back into the crowd, but officers grabbed him and arrested him, the papers say.
A third May Day defendant, Gerardo A. Hernandez, 18, pleaded not guilty Monday to third-degree assault. He’s accused of throwing a bottle that hit a bicycle officer in the leg during the melee in the 400 block of Olive Way, charging papers say.
May 17, 2013 at 7:50 AM
A 37-year-old woman was slashed in the face and stabbed in the abdomen on Rainier Avenue South near South Austin Street about 5:15 a.m. Friday.
Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore said the woman was taken to Harborview Medical Center but her injuries did not appear life-threatening.
“She was conscious and alert and outside walking and talking to us,” Moore said.
Seattle Police found the woman bleeding and leaning on her back on the hood of a car in the 7600 block of Rainier Avenue South, said Detective Renee Witt.
“She was only able to provide officers with the information that an unknown female stabbed her and she did not know why,” Witt said.
Police found a pool of blood on the sidewalk two blocks away and determined that witnesses had called 911. Police were concerned about internal bleeding so did not complete an interview with the victim.
May 16, 2013 at 4:44 PM
Recognize these guys?
Seattle police have released a collection of photos of suspected May Day rioters in hopes the public can help identify them.
In the wake of the May Day melee that ended with 17 people arrested and eight police officers injured downtown, Seattle police have been reviewing video, photographs and other evidence to investigate “all criminal activity” that occurred during the event.
The damage and arrests came at the end of a day of largely peaceful demonstrations promoting worker rights and pushing for changes in federal immigration laws.
Hours after that march ended, an “anti-capitalism” demonstration turned violent as demonstrators hurled rocks, bottles and other objects at police and storefronts.
To see the full collection of photos and video, click here.
If you recognize any of the suspects, contact the May Day 2013 Investigation Team at MayDay2013@Seattle.gov, or call 206-233-2666.
May 13, 2013 at 10:07 AM
Police say a fight between two men over an aggressive dog led to a stabbing last night at Cal Anderson Park on Capitol Hill.
The victim was in the park just before 10 p.m. when the unleashed dog charged at him at least twice, according to police. The victim kicked the dog, sparking a fight between the victim and the dog’s owner.
The owner of the dog pulled out a knife and stabbed and slashed the victim in the stomach, police say.
Seattle Fire Department medics took the victim to Harborview Medical Center with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
Police searched the park and located a suspect, a man in his 20s. Police recovered two knives, one of which they believe was used in the stabbing.
Police said the suspect will be booked into the King County Jail for investigation of felony assault.
May 12, 2013 at 9:33 AM
A man in his 20s was found shot dead in a Central District parking lot near 22nd Avenue South and South Main Street, according to police, who responded to the scene after 911 calls about gunshots in the area. Seattle Police said the man was most likely shot in the torso.
May 10, 2013 at 2:39 PM
A 32-year-old former teacher at a Seattle private school was charged this week with four counts of first-degree child molestation, accused of sexually touching two of his young students during classes when other children were present, according to King County prosecutors.
Jordan Eareckson Murray — who went by the honorary title of “Rabbi” at the Torah Day School in Columbia City — was arrested May 3 and spent less than 48 hours in the King County Jail before posting a $100,000 bond, according to jail and court records.
Murray, a married father of three, does not have a criminal history, said Dan Donohoe, spokesman for King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg.
Formal charges were filed Tuesday, accusing Murray of touching the girls under their clothes numerous times since the middle of the school year. Other students in Murray’s first- and second-grade classes were apparently unaware of the behavior because Murray’s desk blocked their view, charging papers say.
The two girls and at least four other students in Murray’s classes, all ages 6 and 7, routinely complained of anxiety, headaches and stomach aches, but the girls’ parents said the children were fine and acted normally after being sent home early, the papers say.
The two girls, a 6- and 7-year-old, were playing together at the younger girl’s house and told the girl’s 12-year-old sister — who is also a student at the school — that “Rabbi Murray puts his hands in their pants,” charging papers say. The girls were scared and confused and didn’t know why it was happening, the papers say. The sister brought the girls to her mother, and they disclosed the alleged abuse, according to the charges.
The 12-year-old had baby-sat Murray’s children in the past, the papers say.
Another 6-year-old also described sitting on Murray’s lap or standing between his legs, and said other girls in her class also sat on his lap, according to the charging papers. The girl said Murray often hugged her from behind and touched her over her clothing, the papers say.
The Seattle Police Department received two referrals from Child Protective Services on April 23 and launched an investigation, the papers say. Murray, who has since lost his job at the school, declined to provide a statement to police, charging papers say.
“The defendant is a clear danger to children given the circumstances of this crime where he abused his position of trust as a first and second grade teacher, secretly molesting these girls in class in front of others,” Senior Deputy Prosecutor Carol Spoor wrote in the charging documents.
Murray is scheduled to be arraigned May 20.
May 9, 2013 at 11:34 AM
Firefighters quickly doused a fire that erupted this morning when a car struck a gas pump at a First Hill service station, according to the Seattle Fire Department.
The driver said he was driving west on James Street around 9:15 a.m. when another vehicle cut him off, causing him to drive onto the sidewalk, through some bushes and into the 76 station, where he struck a gas pump, Seattle police said.
Responding firefighters saw heavy black smoke and flames about eight feet high coming from the car, which had sheared off the gas pump from its base, according to the Fire Department. The driver of the car managed to escape through a passenger door and was uninjured.
A second car that was parked nearby sustained smoke and heat damage.
After noticing the flames, the clerk at the gas station hit the emergency fuel shut-off valve, preventing more fuel from igniting, the Fire Department said. The clerk then sprayed the fire with dry-chemical extinguishers before firefighters arrived and put out the fire.
Police are investigating the accident.
May 6, 2013 at 3:22 PM
Plans by self-proclaimed anarchists to fill a King County Jail courtroom failed to materialize this afternoon as three men accused of May Day violence appeared before a judge.
A post on the web site for Puget Sound Anarchists urged members to “pack the courtroom,” but the media far outnumbered others in the courtroom. However, about 20 people who waited outside the jail said they couldn’t get in the courtroom because it was packed with reporters and photographers.
Two of the three who appeared this afternoon were ordered to return to court May 20 for arraignment. The third, a 19-year-old unemployed machinist from Lynnwood, was released with no charges.
Some of the protesters arrested during May Day’s “anti-capitalism” demonstration are expected to be charged today with felonies. Five made initial court appearances Thursday, with a King County District Court judge finding probable cause in each of the cases for crimes of rioting, assaulting Seattle police officers or both.
Last week, the City Attorney’s Office charged six people with misdemeanor crimes in connection with the May Day violence.
May 6, 2013 at 2:01 PM
Seattle police are looking for the man who donned a painter’s mask this morning to rob a Wells Fargo bank branch in the Georgetown neighborhood.
The man walked into the bank in the 5900 block of Corson Avenue South just before 11 a.m. and handed the teller a note demanding cash. After collecting an undisclosed amount of cash, the masked man fled on foot, walking west on South Michigan.
No weapon was seen or implied, police said.
The robber, who was about 6 feet tall and in his 30s, wore the mask over his nose and mouth, as well as a burgundy hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. He was also carrying a blue duffel bag.
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