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September 14, 2014 at 1:36 PM

Two police cars crash into one another in downtown Seattle

Two Seattle police cars crashed into one another en route to a call in downtown Seattle early Sunday afternoon. One of the police cars was pushed by the impact under the back end of a tour bus parked at the curbside beside the Roosevelt Hotel. Neither officer appeared to be seriously injured in the crash. But one, whose airbag…

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September 10, 2014 at 12:47 PM

Suspect arrested in double stabbing near South Lake Union

Update 2:38 p.m. A man wanted for allegedly stabbing two people near South Lake Union was arrested in Belltown after allegedly mugging someone on the street. “Officers were out looking for him,” said Seattle police spokesman Drew Fowler. Details of  the robbery weren’t released. The man was arrested at Third Avenue and Bell Street around 2:30 p.m. Fowler said the man…

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September 4, 2014 at 5:41 PM

Owner of dogs that attacked woman on Beacon Hill unknown

Two dogs that were taken to the Seattle Animal Shelter after mauling a woman on Wednesday are under quarantine. Don Jordan, shelter director, said the dogs, both females, are “pit bull-type dogs.” “We have no definitive information about the ownership of the dogs. They’ve been cared for; they’re in great shape,” Jordan said. Seattle police and medics were…

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August 31, 2014 at 1:28 AM

Neighbors knew little about the man shot dead by police on Queen Anne

Corrected version Neighbors of the man shot dead by Seattle police Saturday night on Queen Anne say they knew little about him because he had just moved in a few months ago. But one neighbor said he walked his dog regularly and another said he gave money to a neighbor child’s fundraising efforts for animal welfare. A third…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: body armor, Queen Anne, Seattle Police

August 20, 2014 at 5:00 AM

Wednesday Memo: Yay, 99 to close, again … Woman trapped under car … Tree sitter down

Uh, oh … Be prepared for a traffic mess with Highway 99′s four-day closure When is that tunnel thingy supposed to be finished? Speaking of things going along smoothly … Well, not so much for the Seattle Police Department. A judge says the department isn’t moving quickly enough to create a system to better track…

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August 16, 2014 at 7:42 PM

Man fires shotgun during fight in Sodo

Police arrested a 39-year-old Seattle man in the Sodo neighborhood Saturday after he fired a shotgun during a fight with several other men, a spokesman for the department said. The incident happened around Fourth Avenue South and South Lander Street, close to a Shell gas station. Witnesses who called 911 to report the incident told police…

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August 13, 2014 at 8:23 AM

Seattle police investigating a stabbing Wednesday morning

UPDATE, 5 p.m. | Witnesses told police that the man who was stabbed in the chest at a homeless encampment had argued with another man around 4:30 a.m., the Seattle Police Department said Wednesday afternoon. Both men then left the area in the Chinatown International District neighborhood, but one man returned a few minutes later covered in blood….

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July 30, 2014 at 6:02 AM

Man fatally shot by Seattle police in Gas Works Park this morning

Update at 12:04 p.m.: Seattle police say that at least one officer trained in crisis intervention tried to negotiate with a man who was later fatally shot by two patrol officers at Gas Works Park early this morning. Department spokesman Patrick Michaud said that a crisis intervention team member – someone trained to deal with people in the…

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July 19, 2014 at 10:09 AM

Officer shoots man at scene of suspected Mount Baker burglary

A Seattle police officer shot a 20-year-old man at the scene of a reported burglary early today after police say the man jumped from the roof and began fighting with the officer. The police responded to a burglary call in the 4000 block of 39th Avenue South, in the Mount Baker neighborhood, about 1:30 a.m. Neighbors…

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