Police responded at 1:43 a.m. Wednesday, March 29, to a 911 report of a man waving a knife at another man in the 1300 block of East Madison Street.
Officers found the suspect still on site and patted him down, finding a folding knife in his pocket.
Both the suspect and victim admitted the altercation started over Donald Trump. The suspect was pro-Trump, and the victim was not.
The suspect denied pulling the knife out of his pocket. The victim reported the suspect pulled out the knife, extended the blade and threatened to stab him. Witnesses reported seeing the suspect holding the knife to the suspect’s chest with the blade out.
The suspect was arrested and booked into King County Jail for assault and narcotics possession. Police note that he seemed intoxicated during the incident, and officers found prescription medication on him during booking; he did not have a prescription.
Fight like a man
Police responded at 10:44 a.m. Tuesday, March 28, to a road rage incident at 23rd Avenue East and East Madison Street. The victim said he was driving southbound on 23rd Avenue East when he was cut off by a maroon Ford pickup. About a block later the victim got in front of the truck again. They came to a red light at 23rd and East Madison.
The suspect driver began yelling insults at the victim. The victim got out of his car and yelled at the suspect to leave him alone. The suspect pulled a knife out, and the victim yelled at the suspect to put down the knife and fight like a man. The suspect put his knife on the dashboard, put his car in drive and barreled into the victim’s open driver-side door. The door ripped off and hit the victim. The suspect drove off southbound on 23rd.
More knife stuff
An employee at a grocery store in the 1400 block of East John Street called 911 at 8:44 a.m. Tuesday, March 28, to report a suspect had just threatened him with a knife. Responding officers found a suspect matching the description walking southbound on 14th Avenue East between Denny Way and East Howell Street. When officers stopped him, the suspect threw his backpack and jacket onto the street, then reached into his front pocket and pulled out a knife. He quickly threw the knife onto the street.
The suspect said he’d gone into the store to shop, but an employee approached him and told him to leave. The employee was holding a power drill, he said, and threatened to hit him with it. The suspect admitted to pulling the knife out as he left the store.
The victim said he watched the suspect come into the store and throw his stuff on the ground before walking around the store. The victim approached the suspect and asked him to leave the store. The suspect responded by throwing his arms up in the air and yelling swear words. He pulled a knife from his pocket and held it up in the air saying, “I'm gonna kill you.” The victim backed away and the suspect walked out of the store.
A man called 911 at 12:32 a.m. Monday, March 27, to report he was the victim of an assault at Broadway Avenue East and East Denny Way.
He said he’d been walking on the sidewalk when he passed the bus stop at East Olive Way and Broadway. There were three people sitting at the bus stop, and one of them stood up and approached him with a two-inch knife.
She yelled, “If you people don't stop following me, I'm going to kill you point blank!” The victim quickly fled the scene, but the suspect followed him for about a block before disappearing. He said he was worried the suspect might have actually hurt him if he’d stayed at the scene.
Police searched the area, but didn’t find the suspect.
Snatch and run
Police responded at 3:57 a.m. Sunday, March 26, to a robbery at a gas station in the 1500 block of Broadway Avenue East.
The victim said she’d been standing in line outside the station store holding about $80 in her left hand when a suspect came up from behind her and took the money out of her hand and ran to a car parked at one of the gas pumps.
She ran to the driver’s side of the car and jumped on the hood shouting, “Give me my money, give me my money!” The driver started the windshield wipers to get her off the car, then backed the car up, pulled out of the lot and headed northbound on Broadway. She said the driver tried to knock her off the car by brushing against a parked car on the west side of Broadway. She also reported her watch broke during the incident.
Police responded at 2:36 a.m. Sunday, March 26, to an assault in the 300 block of Broadway Avenue East.
The victim was upset and intoxicated, and stated four men had assaulted him. He was bleeding from his left eye.
At first he didn’t want to cooperate with police. He eventually agreed to accept medical aid from the Seattle Fire Department.
He said he’d been walking down the sidewalk when the group of men walked by and made a comment toward him. The group suddenly attacked, kicking and punching him as he lay on the ground, then fleeing southbound.