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Monday – July 12, 2021

#2021-176091/Southwest Precinct/First Watch:

On 07-12-2021 at 0404 hours, the original 911 call stated that a shooting had occurred at a facility and that a person had been shot. Upon arrival, it was discovered that no one had been shot and that the weapon used was a pellet gun. Per a witness, a vehicle entered the parking lot of the facility and stopped in front of the entrance. The passenger of the vehicle fired a pellet gun several times at the glass entrance, causing the glass doors to shatter. There was damage done to surrounding windows as well. The was damage to the door of another building as well. No vehicles in the lot were targeted or damaged. An area check for the suspect vehicle was negative.

#2021-176288/North Precinct/First Watch:

On 07-12-2021 at 0945 hours, an unknown male set off a suspected “Tennis Ball Bomb” in the middle of a parking lot. Remnants of a tennis ball were recovered as far away as 50 feet from the seat of the blast. No injuries or property damage were reported. The SPD’s Arson Bomb Squad will be conducting the follow-up.

#2021-176332/North Precinct/First Watch:

On 07-12-2021 at 1003 hours, this incident originally came out as 2 persons being held against their will and the suspect threatening to burn down the home. This home turned out to be an abandoned house that became fully engulfed in flames and burned down. Fire Marshal ruled this fire an Arson. There were no reported injuries. The SPD’s Arson Bomb Squad will conduct the follow-up.

#2021-176349/Southwest Precinct/First Watch:

On 07-12-2021 at 1030 hours, officers responded to “Assist Seattle Fire Department,” with a gas leak that was caused by an excavator that ruptured a 4-inch unmarked gas pipe. The units responded to the call and started setting up traffic control. As they were controlling the major intersections in the area, a traffic unit with 2 Seattle Rapid Response units (SRT) arrived on scene and began relieving the units. As the SRT units took over the traffic control points the Traffic Section Officer assisted with evacuating the nearby businesses. An area around the gas leak was cordoned off so that emergency crews could turn the gas off. Due to the extensive amount of digging through concrete, it took approximately three hours to turn the gas off. At the time of this SIR major repairs to the road were being finished, with the expected finish time of early morning on 07-13-2021. Parking Enforcement Officers took over the traffic control points until finished.

#2021-177002/West Precinct/Third Watch:

On 07-12-2021 at 2251 hours, officers responded to a report that a male suspect attempted to stab a victim. Officers located a suspect who matched the description in the area and attempted a Terry stop. The subject fled from officers and Type II Use of Force was ultimately used to detain the suspect. Probable cause was developed to arrest the suspect for felony harassment, misdemeanor assault, and obstruction.