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Bell Street Park Opening Celebration

When: Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 2PM – 5PM
Where: From 1st through 5th Ave. on Bell Street

Fatal Shooting of Man

A man was shot and killed late last night in downtown Seattle, following an argument. On 4-6-14, just shortly after 2:00 a.m., two males were involved in a heated argument at 5th and Olive Way. According to witnesses one male pulled out a gun and shot the other male.

Officers arrived and found the 47-year-old male victim deceased at the scene. The suspect is described as a light skin black male, with a short curly afro, early 20s, approximately 5-11 to 6-00, thin build. He was wearing a red sweatshirt and jeans.

Homicide detectives responded and processed the scene. This is an open and active investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident and or information about the suspect’s whereabouts is asked to call 9-1-1. Anonymous tips are welcome.

KOMO News Helicopter Crashes Next to Space Needle

A KOMO news helicopter crashed shortly after taking off around 7:40am next to the Space Needle, killing 2 people and critically injuring one male. The injured man has been taken to Harborview Medical Center.

At 7:40 AM this morning, Seattle Fire and Police responded to 4th Avenue and Broad Street after receiving numerous reports of a helicopter crash.

At the scene, first responders began working to put out several car fires and found two deceased crash victims.

The crash also damaged three vehicles along Broad street, seriously injuring a driver who was transported to Harborview Medical Center with critical injuries. The drivers in the two other vehicles were not seriously injured.

Investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board will be conducting the investigation.

There will likely be traffic impacts around Seattle Center throughout the day and possibly through Wednesday, so please avoid the area unless absolutely necessary.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

When: Saturday, March 15, 2014, 12:30 – 2pm
Where: 4th Avenue, Jefferson to Pine

For more information, view: http://www.irishclub.org/parade

55th Tibetan National Uprising Day

When: Monday, March 10, 2014, 10am – 1pm
Where: Rally at Westlake Park, march along sidewalks

International Women’s Day March and Rally

When: Saturday, March 8, 2014, 11am – 2pm
Where: Pratt Park to Westlake Park

Assault and Robbery at 3rd Ave and James St

A man was taken to the hospital after he was assaulted and robbed downtown just before Noon today.

At approximately 11:45 a.m. officers responded to a report of a robbery at 3rd Avenue and James Street. Preliminary investigation indicates that an adult male suspect assaulted another man on the sidewalk on the southwest corner of the intersection in an unprovoked attack. According to witnesses, the suspect punched the victim in the face, knocking him to the ground and then stole a cigarette from the victim before walking away. Early indications are that the suspect and victim were not known to each other.

Responding officers located the suspect walking into a building in the 500 block of 3rd Avenue and took him into custody.

The victim, a man believed to be in his 30′s, was transported to Harborview Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.

The suspect is currently under arrest and will be booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Robbery.

This remains an active and on-going investigation.

Help Identify 5 Suspects In 3rd and Pike Attack

SPD Robbery Detectives are looking for help identifying five suspects in a violent attack in downtown Seattle last week.

The victim in the attack was leaving a store near 3rd and Pike Around 10:30 PM on February 19th, when five men jumped him.

The suspects knocked the victim to the ground, where they punched and kicked him. The victim was able to get up and run from the suspects, but was attacked again further down the street.

After receiving a 911 call about the incident, medics arrived and transported the victim to Harborview, where police interviewed him about the incident.

The victim, who was left with bruises and cuts all over his head and body, wasn’t able to give police many details about the suspects, only describing them as ”five black males.”

If you have any information about this case or can identify any of the suspects, please contact SPD’s Robbery Unit at (206) 684-5535

Man Shot Inside Apartment

Officers responded to a shooting in the 1400 block of 3rd Av this morning at approximately 10:00 a.m. Upon arrival they found the victim, a man in his 40′s with a single gunshot wound to the stomach. According to the complainant, he heard two male tenants in the hallway arguing just prior to the shooting. The suspect, a man in his 30′s was immediately taken into custody at the scene, without incident.

Seattle fire responded and administered CPR on the victim. He was later transported to HMC via medics. He was unconscious with life threatening injuries.

The suspect will be transported to the West Precinct for processing. He will then be booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Homicide.

Detectives responded and processed the scene. The investigation continues.

Update:

This is now a homicide investigation. The victim has died of his injuries.

Seattle Seahawks Parade

When: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 from 11AM to 1:30PM.
Where: Fourth Ave south of Denny Way, continue along Fourth, arriving at CenturyLink Field

The parade, with an expected turnout of 200,00 to 500,000 spectators, will begin at 11 a.m. and conclude with a rally at CenturyLink Field at 1:30 p.m.

Metro Transit Message:

On Wednesday, February 5, the downtown Seattle and adjacent areas will be affected by street closures and congestion as Seahawks fans gather to welcome home and honor their Super Bowl winning team.

While the Seahawks Victory Parade is southbound on Fourth Avenue through downtown from Seattle Center to CenturyLink Field, and 4th Avenue will be closed for the midday event, many other streets and local neighborhoods will also be affected, both well before and well after the actual parade. Parking in and near downtown Seattle is expected to be very limited.

Metro is using all available resources and making every effort to keep transit service moving, but there will likely be delays and service disruptions. Metro plans to reroute about 33 bus routes in the downtown area, but unexpected disruptions may also occur during the event.

Commuters:
Metro’s regular commuters may want to get an early start Wednesday, as many Seahawks fans may also plan to head downtown early. Area park and ride lots may be more crowded or fill up earlier than usual.

Additionally, due to crowds and congestion that are expected to last well into the afternoon commute time, the trip home may also be more crowded or delayed.

Street closures:
Pine Street west of 9th Avenue will close at about 7:00 AM on Wednesday, and Fourth Avenue is expected to close at about 10 AM. When 4th Av is closed, Metro will not be able to cross it at any location except Yesler Way.

Transit reroutes:
Metro and other buses that use or cross 4th Avenue between S Royal Brougham Way and Seattle Center will be rerouted, and nearly all transit service that travels through the downtown area will be affected by altered
routing or delays.

Seahawks & Parade Fans:
When preparing for Wednesday’s event, Metro encourages fans to plan ahead, arrive early, be ready for very cold weather, expect transit and traffic delays and, most of all, to travel safely.

Transit information:
Visit Metro’s Service Advisories page for information about planned reroutes during Wednesday’s event.

Metro’s online Trip Planner indicates service that is rerouted as well as scheduled and predicted departure times. Predicted times are available but may be less accurate when buses are rerouted or significantly delayed.

In addition to Metro, Community Transit, Pierce Transit, Sound Transit, Washington State Ferries and the King County Water Taxi operate service in the downtown Seattle area. Payment of fare is required on all transit service.

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