When: Sunday, August 18, 2013, 7:30am – 12pm
Where: Lake Union Park; Lake Union Loop Trail
For more information, visit: http://www.lakeunion10k.com/
When: Friday, August 16, 2013 – Sunday, August 19, 2013, 10am – 8pm
Where: Myrtle Edwards and Centenial Parks
For more information, visit: http://www.hempfest.org/
A man suspected of shooting a bus driver multiple times Monday morning was shot by police after he fled through downtown Seattle.
Just after 8:45 this morning, Seattle police began receiving a flood of reports that a man had shot a Metro bus driver on the Route # 27 bus near 3rd Avenue and Seneca Street.
The male suspect reportedly stayed on the bus for a short time after the shooting, before he fled on foot through downtown.
Officers then spotted the suspect near 2nd Avenue and Seneca, where he opened fire on officers and ran to a second bus.
When the suspect tried to get on a second bus, the driver and passengers evacuated the bus.
Officers confronted the suspect on the second bus and shot the suspect.
Homicide/Assault detectives are currently handling the investigation.
The 67-year-old Metro driver’s injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.
The suspect—who is in his 30′s or 40′s—is in critical condition and is being transported to Harborview.
A 32-year-old officer also sustained minor injuries in the incident, possibly from broken glass, and was taken to Harborview.
A second officer, who is in his 50s, was also taken to Harborview for treatment for a medical condition.
Finally, a female passenger sustained minor bruising while evacuating the second bus.
Police are actively working to process a very complicated series of crime scenes, and traffic throughout downtown will likely be significantly impacted today due to necessary street closures.
For downtown workers looking to get back in their offices: If your office is blocked off by police tape, please contact an officer near the police line, provide work ID if possible, and ask to pass through to your office.
Westlake Park Family Fun Week
Westlake Park Family Fun Week will be held on August 11th through August 17th, from Noon to 2pm.
Activities will include:
Rolie Polie Guacamole
Ian Dobson’s Pan Leggo Steel Drum Band
TJ Maxx is coming this fall to the corner of Pike and 3rd, in the Kress Building. Its address is 1419 3rd Avenue, next to Kress Supermarket and across from Ross Dress for Less.
It was previously mentioned that J.C. Penney would be moving into this space, but TJ Maxx has taken its place.
Downtown Seattle - TJ Maxx
Downtown Seattle - TJ Maxx
When: Saturday, August 10, 2013, 3pm – 11pm
Where: 11th Ave between Howell and Pine Streets
For more information, visit: http://www.mobilefoodrodeo.com/
When: Friday, August 9, 2013, Noon – 11pm
Where: Discover Center Park and John St between 9th and Westlake
Noon – 11pm on Friday, August 9: South Lake Union Block Party presented by Amazon
Noon – 7pm: Kids’ Area activities
Noon – 3pm: Food Sampling
Noon – 10pm: Beer + Wine Garden presented by Tommy Bahama
3:30pm – 7:30pm: “Best Burger in SLU” Grilling Competition presented by Seattle Met and Whole Foods Market
4pm – 6pm: Seattle Humane Society MaxMobile
4pm – 8pm: Food Sampling
8pm – 9pm: MOHAI Trivia
9pm: Cinema on the Lawn presented by Bartell Drugs – Dirty Dancing (PG-13)
For more information, visit: http://slublockparty.com/
When: Saturday, July 27, 2013, 3pm – 9pm
Where: Seattle Center and surrounding streets
For more information, view: http://www.seafair.com/AnEvent.aspx?ID=7&SecID=893
When: Saturday, July 27, 2013, 7am – 11:30pm
Where: 4th Avenue and Westlake Park
For more information, view: http://www.seafair.com/AnEvent.aspx?ID=8&SecID=964
When: Sunday, July 21, 2013, 7pm – 9pm
Where: S King St and S Well St between 10th Ave S and 5th Ave S
For more information, visit: http://www.seattlechinesechamber.org/