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July 24, 2014 at 3:58 PM

SPD: Reports of drone strike on Space Needle greatly exaggerated

To paraphrase Mark Twain, reports of a drone strike on the Space Needle were greatly exaggerated. On Tuesday evening, several guests at the Space Needle reported seeing a small drone buzz the top of the landmark and possibly crash into an observation deck window, Seattle police said. The witnesses said they then saw the camera-equipped drone…

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July 24, 2014 at 11:16 AM

Suspect, security guard shot at Central District bank

A security guard and second man were critically injured by gunfire Thursday morning as both men fought over the guard’s handgun outside a Central District bank, Seattle police said. The shooting happened just after 11 a.m. outside a Bank of America branch at 23rd Avenue South and South Jackson Street. Police believe the bank guard…

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July 23, 2014 at 2:32 PM

SPD: Man threatens strangers with knife, goes on ‘homophobic rant’

Seattle police say they arrested a man this morning after he pulled a knife on two people inside a supermarket while in the midst of a “homophobic rant.” A man and woman, who police identified as gay, were shopping at the QFC at Broadway and East Pike Street around 1 a.m. when the armed man began leering at the woman, police said. The…

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July 22, 2014 at 11:23 AM

Early morning fire at Roosevelt home called suspicious

Seattle police say a fire that destroyed the porch on a home in the Roosevelt neighborhood this morning is suspicious. The fire was reported shortly after 2 a.m. by a man who called 911 when smoke began pouring into a bedroom on the second floor of his home in the 800 block of Northeast 72nd Street, police said. Firefighters…

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July 21, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Renton man charged with homicide by watercraft in fatal boat collision

A Renton man was charged today with homicide by watercraft and assault by watercraft in connection with Wednesday’s Lake Washington boat collision that killed a Seattle schoolteacher. Richard Anthony Hicks, 46, a Renton real-estate agent and former University of Washington football player, remains in the King County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bail. His arraignment is scheduled for…

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July 21, 2014 at 4:11 PM

Suspected auto thief’s car breaks down in front of SPD headquarters

If there were a dumb criminals’ hall of fame, this guy might be a first-ballot inductee. All he did was drive drunk in a stolen car – the wrong way on a one-way street, we might add — and collide with a car and a Metro bus, according to police. He might have gotten away, except his wrecked car…

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July 21, 2014 at 2:51 PM

Man slashed during Lake City Way robbery

Seattle police are looking for the armed robber who slashed a man with a knife during a robbery on Lake City Way early Sunday morning. The 39-year-old victim was smoking outside his apartment building in the 14000 block of Lake City Way at 2:30 a.m. when a man approached him and asked for a cigarette, police said. When the victim pulled out…

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July 21, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Paper target left at League of Women Voters’ Seattle office

Seattle police say someone recently left paper targets, pock-marked with bullet holes, at two sites on Capitol Hill, including the office of the League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County. Workers at the League of Women Voters’  office at 1620 18th Ave. found the first target on July 5, police said. The second target, which also had bullet holes, was found tacked to…

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July 18, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Man accused of June double homicide arrested in New Jersey

New Jersey authorities have arrested a man suspected of the June 1 double shooting of two men in Seattle’s Leschi neighborhood. Ali Muhammed Brown, 30, was taken into custody in West Orange, N.J., on Friday afternoon without incident. New Jersey’s Essex County Prosecutors Homicide Task Force and West Orange police arrested Brown on warrant charges. The…

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July 18, 2014 at 5:05 PM

Police investigate possible murder-suicide at Ravenna nursing home

Seattle police are investigating the deaths of a man and woman at a Ravenna assisted-living facility as a possible murder-suicide. At around 2 p.m., police received a report of a suicidal man leaving his home in Ballard. “A short time later, police received a second call from the family indicating the man may have headed for his elderly…

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