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Police Arrest Woman for Violating Court Order Protecting Mayor Durkan

Police arrested a woman on Monday after she violated an anti-harassment protection order by going to Mayor Jenny Durkan’s home.

On August 14th, the 38-year-old suspect went to Mayor Durkan’s house and left a bag of papers on her lawn. There is an anti-harassment protection order in place (original petition available below) between the suspect and the mayor that prohibits the suspect from contacting Mayor Durkan or going near her residence or workplace.

Police arrested the suspect at her home on August 16th and she was booked into the King County Jail for violation of a protection order.

The Seattle Police Department will fully investigate any threat made against any public official and will work with prosecutors to ensure they are held responsible. SPD detectives have investigated several other unrelated threats against elected officials. In February, investigators forwarded a case involving threats against a city councilmember to the City Attorney’s office, and in April, police arrested a man for telephone harassment of the mayor.