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Monday – December 27, 2021

#2021-340146/West Precinct/Third Watch:

On 12-27-2021 at 0209 hours, a 911 caller reported a male armed with two knives was hitting a door and window near Boren Avenue and Pike Street. Upon arrival, officers located the subject with blood on his shirt near 8th Avenue and Pike Street in an obvious state of behavioral crisis, was unresponsive to officers’ communication, and was still armed with a kitchen steak knife in one hand and a kitchen butcher knife in the other hand. The subject was eventually followed to 1011 Pike Street where he barricaded himself inside the front entrance alcove but was not able to gain entry into the occupied hotel as the main entrance was locked. The subject then began pulling off a fire alarm and striking the alcove doors, dislodging them from their frame (later discovered not damaged and repaired on scene). The subject then exited the alcove, disregarded officer commands, and began walking towards officers while still armed with both knives. Three subsequent taser deployments were ineffective and the subject began pacing back and forth on the sidewalk, still unresponsive and uncommunicative. Patrol cars were fanned out around the subject to contain him on the sidewalk and provide a barrier between officers and the subject. Hostage Negotiation Team responded and took over dialogue with the subject, who eventually laid down on the ground and dropped both knives. The subject was eventually taken into custody and transported to Harborview Medical Center, reference emergent detention and the unlawful use of weapon charge. There were no 40mm available citywide. Lt. was advised and on-scene.

#2021-340431/West Precinct/Second Watch:

On 12-27-2021 at 1212 hours, a suspect confronted a group (4 victims) at a small convenience store, but they were able to disengage and walk away. The suspect contacted them again a block away, this time armed with a collapsible baton. The suspect struck at least one of the victims with the baton. All four victims armed themselves with various edged weapons and a melee ensued. During the fight, the suspect sustained an obvious broken leg/ankle. No one was stabbed or cut. Officers arrived and all dropped their weapons. No one wanted to talk to the police. No one wanted to be a victim. Suspect was transported to Harborview Medical Center (HMC). Victims were reluctant to give their names, but finally complied. All the weapons were taken as evidence. Homicide advised.

#2021-340607/West Precinct/Second Watch:

On 12-27-2021 at 1715 hours, a bartender at a tavern in the 500 block of King St asked a patron for their proof of vaccination. The patron took offense to this and slashed the bartender’s face with a broomstick that had a blade attached to the end of it. The bartender suffered a deep four-inch laceration to her cheek, just under her eye. The suspect fled to a metro train station and boarded a train, according to witnesses. The train was stopped and searched several stops later. The suspect was not located.

#2021-340610/North Precinct/Second Watch:

On 12-27-2021 at 1715 hours, officers responded to a report of a missing endangered subject with Parkinson’s. The subject left his house at approximately 1600hrs and has not been seen since. Multiple officers conducted an area check for the subject and as of writing this the subject has yet to be found.