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Waterfront Whimsea Family Fun Day

An Afternoon Filled with Family Fun

When: Sunday, June 8th from 11AM to 3PM
Where: Waterfront Park; 1301 Alaskan Way

Waterfront Whimsea Family Fun Day Line-Up/Schedule (Rain or Shine)

11am – 12pm – Bubbleman
11am – 1:15pm – Bruce Meyers’ Mystic Tent
12:15pm – 1pm – The Not-Its!
1pm – 3pm – Seattle Seafair Clowns
1:45pm – 2:30pm – The Magic & Comedy of Bruce Meyers
2pm – 3pm – Seattle Fire Department’s fireboat is scheduled to make an appearance in Elliott Bay

Glazer’s Camera Photofest 2014

When: Saturday, June 7th from 9am-6pm and Sunday, June 8th from 10am-5pm
Where: 433 8th Ave N in South Lake Union, corner of 8th & Republican

For more information, visit: http://www.glazerscamera.com/photofest

Shooting at Seattle Pacific University

Four victims confirmed in Seattle Pacific University shooting. One male and one female with life-threatening injuries.

Suspect is under custody.

One person was killed and three others injured Thursday afternoon after a lone gunman opened fire with a shotgun at Seattle Pacific University. Police have one suspect in custody, an adult male who was subuded after being pepper-sprayed by a student security guard. No one else is being sought in connection with the shooting.

All of the victims were taken to Harborview Medical Center. One 20-year-old male victim died at the hospital. Another male victim was reported in stable condition. In addition, one woman had life threatening injuries and another woman was reported in stable condition. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

A 26-year-old gunman opened fire on the Seattle Pacific University campus Thursday afternoon, killing one and injuring two others.

At 3:23 PM, police received a report of a gunman at Otto Miller Hall, just north of 3rd Avenue and W. Nickerson Street.

The suspect fired several rounds from a shotgun and began reloading his weapon when a student building monitor heroically intervened. The monitor, a man in his 20s, pepper sprayed the suspect before tackling him to the ground. Several bystanders also seized upon the suspect—who was also carrying a knife and additional ammunition—and took his gun.

Police arrived within four minutes of the first report of the shooting and called for medics, who arrived on scene and began transporting their first patient less than 10 minutes after the first 911 call.
Medics transported a man in his 20s with critical injuries to Harborview Medical Center, where he succumbed to his wounds.

Medics also transported a second woman in her 20s, also with critical injures, a man in his 20s with pellet wounds to his neck and chest—he is currently in stable condition—and another man in his 20s with minor injuries sustained during the struggle with the suspect.

As police began searching the campus, SPU staff implemented the school’s active-shooter emergency plan, previously developed by school security and Seattle police, alerting students and staff to shelter in place. Police SWAT teams swept through the campus, and found a number of students and faculty members hiding in classrooms and offices.
Amidst the chaos of the incident, police had received reports of a second suspect, but officers and detectives have determined the gunman acted alone.

So far, police have not found any connection between the suspect, Seattle Pacific University or any of the victims. Detectives are searching additional locations for evidence in the case, and plan to book the suspect into the King County Jail for Investigation of Murder.

Update at 11:30 PM -
Detectives have booked the suspect, Aaron R. Ybarra, 26, into the King County Jail.

Man Falls from Building at 5th and Pike

A 26-year-old man was taken to Harborview Medical Center Wednesday after scaling a downtown building so he could pray and “be closer to God” only to fall from his perch.

Around 6:30 a.m. officers were summoned to 5 Ave and Pike Street when a man high on a ledge above a storefront awning began calling for help.

The man told officers he had fallen about thirty feet to the ledge and was unable to move. Firefighters rescued the man and transported him to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

According to the injured man, he had taken methamphetamines, pain killers and another unidentified drug before climbing the building and praying. Thanks to the firefighters, the man will live to pray another day.

Temporary Construction Transit Reroute

From Sunday afternoon, June 1 at 1:00 PM until about 12:00 midnight, Routes 10, 11, 43, 47, 49 & ST 522 will be rerouted off of Pike St between 4th Av and 5th Av, due to construction.

During this time, Routes 10, 11, 43, 47 & ST 522 heading toward destinations away from the downtown area will use the stop eastbound on Pike St just west of 6th Av and to their regular route.

Heading toward downtown Seattle, Routes 10, 11, 43, 47, 49 & ST 522 are not affected.

Seattle Bike and Brews

When: Sunday, June 8, 2014, 8am – 4pm
Where: Myrtle Edwards Park and City Streets

For more information, visit: http://www.cascade.org/elNorte

Lung Force Walk

When: Saturday, June 7, 2014, 8am – 1pm
Where: Denny Park, 9th Ave and John St

Route begins at Denny Field / Denny Park and follows a 3 mile loop through South Lake Union, including Westlake ave, Lake Union Park, Mercer St, Fairview Ave and Denny Ave.

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

When: Sunday, June 1, 2014, 7am – 11:30am
Where: Seattle Center and City Streets

Race Day Schedule
7:00 AM Registration and timing chip booth open
8:00 AM Kid’s Race
8:15 AM Women’s Only 5K Run
8:30 AM Co-ed 5K Run
8:45 AM One Mile Walk
8:45 AM Co-ed 5K Walk
10:45 AM Survivor Parade
11:00 AM Fundraising Awards and Closing Ceremonies

On Sunday, June 1, from approximately 7:45 AM until about 11:00 AM, the West Queen Anne and downtown Seattle areas will be affected by street closures and traffic congestion associated with the Puget Sound Race for the Cure.

Metro routes 3, 4, 10, 11, 43, 47, 120, ST 522 & ST 554 will be affected by the event.

For more information, visit: http://www.komenpugetsound.org/komen-race-for-the-cure/?chan=hp

43rd Annual Northwest Folklife Festival

When: May 23 – May 26, 2014
Where: Seattle Center

For more information, visit: http://www.nwfolklife.org/festival/

Man Stabbed Near Victor Steinbrueck Park

A man injured in a stabbing near Victor Steinbrueck Park Tuesday morning was able to describe the knife used in the attack, but not the person wielding the blade.

After a witness called 911 and reported the stabbing just after 10 AM Tuesday, police found the bloodied 41-year-old man sitting on a bench in the park, near Western Ave. and Virginia St.

The man was reluctant to talk to officers about what had happened and told officers he “didn’t see” his attacker, but gave a description of the knife.

The man, who was bleeding from stab wounds in both of his thighs, also told officers he didn’t want to be listed as a victim in their report on the incident.

Medics transported the man to Harborview with non-life-threatening injuries.

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