VIDEO: Two overnight incidents with Guardian One responses

(ADDED: KCSO aerial video from search that followed Delridge/Trenton incident)
1:05 AM: The Guardian One law-enforcement helicopter was just over eastern West Seattle for a bit, and now we know why. They tweeted that they were helping Seattle Police look for suspects who ran from a stolen car. The search was focused near 18th and Graham. A K-9 team has been helping on the ground, but no luck finding the suspects so far.

2:18 AM: Guardian One is back because of a separate incident, this one at Delridge/Trenton. It drew a large police/fire response because of an apparently false report of “three people stabbed.” So far, they have found one person with a “small laceration” on a finger. Police had been called to the same area for a similar report earlier tonight.

8:05 AM: We’ve added, above, the aerial video from the second incident, Delridge/Trenton, that’s since been posted on the KCSO Air Support YouTube channel. (What you hear over it is the same audio we heard via scanner at the time, SPD on the ground and the helicopter deputy.)

9 Replies to "VIDEO: Two overnight incidents with Guardian One responses"

  • Ray March 12, 2015 (2:26 am)

    2:25. Chopper still overhead.

    A lot of the police and several FD were sent away, but still some PD and a single FD still around.

    • WSB March 12, 2015 (2:28 am)

      Yes, although police are still trying to sort out whether there was an actual crime committed (this per scanner), the helicopter is seeing people who appear to be fleeing.

  • Omri March 12, 2015 (2:31 am)

    Guardian One’s been circling the Delridge area at fairly low altitude between Henderson and Thistle for the past 15 minutes. I guess they really want someone for that laceration.

  • Ray March 12, 2015 (2:31 am)

    Yeah, some police on foot, shining light into the yards/backyards of the townhouses in that area.

    • WSB March 12, 2015 (2:35 am)

      They’re still trying to sort it all out. As for the light-shining, there was a report of at least one person hiding under a deck, as seen from the helicopter, which might have moved on by now, as it sounds like there’s a new, unrelated, possible assault-with-weapons call somewhere in South Seattle.

  • Ray March 12, 2015 (2:39 am)

    Confirmed. Chopper is gone. More police leaving , but still a large number in the 8700 block.

  • Helen March 12, 2015 (7:16 am)

    Thanks for the news, WSB. I live in eastern West Seattle, and I was sure that Guardian One was going to land on the roof of my house, it was so loud. Now I know why.

  • Sky2625 March 12, 2015 (10:09 am)

    Was already awake with a teething baby when the helicopter arrived. Heard/felt the “whump” of a suspect jumping my fence, followed by police on foot shining flashlights all around my house at 86xx Delridge Way SW.

    Thank you to the police for protecting and serving!

  • Grumpy March 12, 2015 (12:30 pm)

    Yeah.. thanks SPD for keeping me up all night!!

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