East Precinct Blotter
A 30-year-old suspect is in custody and a 29-year-old man is recovering at the hospital following a disturbance inside a Capitol Hill apartment late Thursday night.
Shortly before midnight, East Precinct officers responded to an unknown disturbance at an apartment building in the 200 block of 10th Avenue East. A call came into the 911 center, but all dispatchers heard was an open line with someone in the background crying and saying “stop.” Additional information from the dispatchers informed arriving officers that there were loud screams and that someone was possibly high on narcotics. The caller was able to provide an apartment number to the operator.
Officers forced entry into the lock-out building and entered the apartment where the located the suspect on top of the victim. The suspect was in the act of stabbing the victim when officers entered the apartment. Officers disarmed the suspect and took him into custody. A 12″ knife was recovered. Officers immediately began life-saving efforts for the victim, applying tourniquets and bandages to the victim’s multiple stab wounds. Seattle Fire medics arrived and took over the medical care, transporting the victim to Harborview Medical Center.
The suspect was later booked into the King County Jail for felony assault. Detectives will handle the follow up investigation.
Domestic violence detectives are investigating after a woman was assaulted and multiple firearms were recovered from an East precinct home Sunday evening.
Officers responded to a home in the East precinct Sunday at 8:50 p.m. for a report of a domestic violence disturbance. When officers arrived they spoke with a woman who said that she had just broken off a seven-year relationship with her now ex-boyfriend. The suspect, a 45-year-old man, had reportedly been drinking all day before he threw a flask hitting the victim. The man then made threats to shoot himself and to blow up the neighborhood.
Officers were able to coax the man out of the basement where he was taken into custody for domestic violence assault and DV threats. Officers removed multiple firearms from the home at the request of the victim. All of the firearms will be placed into safekeeping while the investigation continues.