Traffic Impacts Expected This Weekend For Pride, Presidential Visit

President Obama and several other dignitaries are visiting Seattle this weekend  just as Seattle Pride gets underway, which means it’s time to start planning for traffic impacts around the city. Downtown streets, arterials and some freeway on and off-ramps will be subject to intermittent closures throughout the weekend, altering normal traffic flow of buses and cars […]
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Officer Shoots Knife-Wielding Man During Domestic Violence Call

Consistent with the Seattle Police Department’s commitment to releasing information as soon as possible following significant incidents, the Seattle Police Department is releasing evidence from the ongoing investigation into the June 19, 2016 officer involved shooting the in 1900 block of S. Dearborn Street. The following audio clip is from a 911 report of a […]
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SPD Working Closely With Rock & Roll Marathon, Pridefest Organizers

The Seattle Police Department will have an increased and visible presence at the upcoming Rock and Roll Marathon and Seattle Pridefest following the horrific act of bigotry and terrorism committed at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando on Sunday, June 12. Police are working closely with event coordinators to and are asking attendees to report any […]
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Man Arrested for Threatening Seattle Mosque

SWAT officers arrested a 37 year-old man at his Greenwood apartment today after receiving information from his out-of-state friend the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that he had made threats against a Seattle mosque. Earlier today, the suspect posted threats online and, in a separate posting, claimed to have purchased an assault rifle and extra […]
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Police Investigating Non-Emergency Line Redirect to Fraudulent Phone Number

On May 31, 2016, between approximately 5:00 PM and 10:00 PM, calls to the non-emergency line for the Seattle Police Department (206 625-5011) were diverted away from the department to an unidentified third party. People who called the number during this time period likely received a message stating that they had reached the United States […]
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East Precinct Adds Patrols After Two Men Wounded In Weekend Shootings

Seattle police have added additional patrols in the Central District after two men were injured in weekend shootings. The first man, a 28-year-old was dropped off by friends at Harborview Medical Center around 1:30 AM on Sunday. He told police he’d been shot in the leg near 12th Avenue and Main Street. Sunday evening, around 9:15 […]
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Detectives Seek to ID Man In May Day Molotov Investigation

UPDATE: Detectives have identified the person of interest and continue to investigate the case. Thanks to everyone who assisted. Seattle police are asking for help identifying a person of interest as detectives investigate a May 1st Molotov cocktail attack on officers. Police were on the perimeter of a crowd on 4th Avenue on May 1st when someone lobbed a […]
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Nine Arrested, Five Officers Injured During Anti-Capitalist March

Five officers were injured and nine people were arrested Sunday during an anti-capitalist march through downtown Seattle and SODO. This march is not to be confused with the Seattle March for Workers and Immigration Rights, a peaceful event attended by thousands of people earlier in the day. Around 6 PM, a group of self-described anti-capitalists […]
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May Day 2016

Update: SPD Detectives are investigating acts of vandalsim and violence commtted on May Day and are asking anyone with photos, video or other information to contact police at (206) 233-2666 or MayDayTips@seattle.gov   Sunday is May Day, which means you’ll see a large crowd winding its way through the Central District and downtown Seattle during the afternoon and evening as […]
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Extra Police Staffing in Neighborhoods to Deter/Prevent Gun Violence

Chief Kathleen O’Toole has directed the Seattle Police Operations and Investigations Bureaus to accelerate summer staffing deployment levels in an ongoing effort to deter and prevent gun violence. Starting tonight, Seattle residents can expect to see extra police officers in neighborhoods, nightlife districts and hotspots detailed in our SeaStat crime analysis reports. These added resources will be a […]
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