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Construction Accident at Denny and Minor

There was an accident at the Denny Substation Project construction site.

A backhoe hit a power pole at Denny and Minor streets at about 11:45AM, trapping 3 workers. Two workers in a dump truck and one in the backhoe were trapped.

There were no injuries.

Denny Way will be closed for 10-12 hours between Fairview and Stewart.

Update:

3 of 4 lanes along Denny Way have reopened after being blocked by toppled power poles from the accident.

Metro Bus Hits Pedestrian

Officers continue to investigate events leading up to a fatality Metro bus/pedestrian collision on Capitol Hill.

At approximately 6:03 a.m. this morning officers responded to the 1100 block of East Pine Street to investigate a reported bus/pedestrian collision. Officers arrived on scene and discovered a deceased adult male lying in the street behind a Metro bus. There were approximately three people aboard the bus at the time of the collision however, it does not appear that any of the passengers witnessed the collision.

The circumstances leading up to the collision are unknown at this time and remain under active investigation.

Traffic Collision Investigation Squad detectives are responding to assist the patrol officers on scene.

There is no additional information available at this time.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

When: Sunday, October 13, 2013, 10am – 12pm
Where: Westlake Center Park
Purpose: Walk on sidewalks to spread awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault
Sponsored By: Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services

Biggest Loser Run & Walk

When: Sunday, October 13, 2013
Start Time: 12PM
Start/Finish Line:
Gas Works Park
2101 N Northlake
Seattle, WA 98103

For more information, visit: http://www.biggestloserrunwalk.com/Seattle-WA-5K-HalfMarathon-2013

Armed Robbery of Payless Shoe Store

Officers are looking for an armed man who robbed a shoe store downtown and remains at large.

On September 17th at approximately 8:30 p.m. officers responded to the report of an armed robbery of a shoe store in the 1500 block of 3rd Avenue. Preliminary investigation indicates that a black male suspect entered the Payless Shoe Store armed with a handgun and made off with cash, shoes, and socks. An area search by responding officers was negative and the suspect remains at large. Nobody was injured during the robbery.

The suspect is described as a black male in his 40′s, 5’6″ tall with a thin build and last seen wearing a blue and orange baseball cap, a black jacket and blue jeans.

Anyone with information about this incident or who may know the identity or whereabouts of the suspect is asked to call 911 or the Seattle Police Robbery Unit at (206) 684-5535 and refer to this incident. Anonymous tips are welcome.

This remains an active and on-going investigation.

Beast Fest

When: Friday, September 20, 12pm – Sunday, September 22, 2013, 6pm
Where: Pike Place Market, Pike St and Pike Place, Pier 66

For more information, visit: http://beastfest.org/

Susan G. Komen Seattle 3-Day

When: Friday, September 20, 6:30am – Sunday, September 22, 2013, 6pm
Where: Opening and Closing ceremonies at Seattle Center

For more information, visit: http://www.the3day.org/site/PageServer

Stabbing in Pioneer Square

UPDATE:

The double stabbing in Pioneer Square from last night is now a homicide investigation. The 46-year-old male victim has died as a result of injuries he sustained in the attack. The 30-year-old female victim remains hospitalized.

The 44-year-old male suspect was booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Murder.

There are no new details regarding the circumstances leading up to the incident.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Seattle Police Homicide Tip Line at (206) 233-5000. Anonymous tips are welcome.

Homicide and CSI detectives continue to actively investigate.
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A man and a woman remain hospitalized after being stabbed multiple times by a male suspect downtown.

On Friday, September 13th at approximately 10:32 p.m. officers responded to a 911 call of two people stabbed near 3rd Avenue South and South Jackson Street. Preliminary investigation indicates that an adult male and adult female were walking in the 300 block of South Jackson Street. The woman was suddenly confronted by an adult male suspect who produced a small knife and began stabbing the woman repeatedly in the torso. The man she had been walking with attempted to intervene and the suspect turned on him and began stabbing the male victim repeatedly in the neck and torso.

Officers from the SWAT and Gang units arrived on scene first and contacted the suspect, who was standing near the victims still holding the knife. The suspect dropped the knife and was taken into custody without further incident. Officers recovered the knife and placed it into evidence. There are no suspects outstanding.

Fire department medics responded to the scene and transported both victims to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. The victims remain under treatment at the hospital.

Investigation indicates that the suspect is a stranger to the victims and that the attacks were unprovoked. The circumstances surrounding the assaults remains under active investigation however, there are indications that the suspect was operating at a diminished mental capacity.

Homicide and CSI detectives responded to the scene and continue to actively investigate.

Multi-Vehicle Collision and Property Damage

A total of five vehicles and a building sustained damage when a truck driver lost control of his vehicle downtown today.

At approximately 1:37 p.m. officers responded to a multi-vehicle collision in the 200 block of James Street. Preliminary investigation indicates that a man driving a recycling truck, which was carrying a full load, was traveling westbound on James Street from First Hill. For reasons yet to be determined, the driver lost control of the truck in the 200 block of James Street. He collided with an unoccupied, parked vehicle that subsequently caught fire. Two other vehicles, which were parked in front of this vehicle, were also damaged, with one of them also catching fire.

After the initial collision with the parked cars the truck driver veered left and collided with another vehicle, which was parked on the opposite side of the street. The force of the impact pushed this vehicle onto the sidewalk and both vehicles came to rest when they crashed into a building.

Fortunately no bystanders were injured in this incident. The driver of the involved truck sustained non-life-threatening injuries as a result of the multiple collisions. Fire department medics transported him to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.

This remains an active and on-going collision investigation.

Dick’s Drive-In 60th Anniversary Party

When: Sunday, September 8, 2013, Noon to 10pm
Where: Broadway’s Dick’s Drive-In, Broadway Ave between John and Denny

For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/DicksDriveIn

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