On 11/14/09 at approximately 2:30 a.m., officers stopped a suspicious vehicle in the 13000 block of Linden Av N. and detained a juvenile for a minor offense. It was determined that the suspect would be investigated and released to his mother. An officer transported the juvenile home and while speaking with the mother, she revealed that the suspect had provided a false name. The suspect suddenly fled out the window on the south side of the unit.
The officer gave chase and as he exited the window, he discovered that it was not the ground floor as he believed. [The main entrance is on the same floor as the apartment, it was not obvious that the landscape changed under the affected apartment.]
The officer fell approx. 25 feet and was incapacitated. Seattle Fire Department responded and transported him to Harborview Medical Center. The officer sustained injuries as a result of the fall, but is in stable condition. The suspect fled in an unknown direction and was not located.