About the police response in The Junction

Thanks for the tips/questions about that big police response at 44th/Edmunds in The Junction. We went over to see what it was about. Person in crisis trying to block traffic, including a Metro bus, police say. The person is in custody and an ambulance was called to take him to the hospital for evaluation.

8 Replies to "About the police response in The Junction"

  • wssz September 15, 2019 (8:44 pm)

    I watched this situation unfold for several minutes. There were at least five police vehicles surrounding the person in distress. It was very heartening to see the calm and delicate care the police took so they would not cause the individual to be afraid. As a person who personally has been affected by a family member with mental illness for decades, I found it incredibly reassuring to see that our local police officers did everything right in such a potentially unpredictable situation. 

  • Norman September 16, 2019 (7:09 am)

    I work nearby and the man was standing outside True Value for more than an hour yelling and cussing at everyone who passed by, After work I went to run errands and on my way home I saw the man standing in the middle of the street blocking the “free shuttle” and the C line bus.

  • sc September 16, 2019 (8:09 am)

    “At the root of this dilemma is the way we view mental health in this country. Whether an illness affects your heart, your leg or your brain, it’s still an illness, and there should be no distraction.”– Michelle Obama

  • FedUp September 16, 2019 (12:56 pm)

    The rest of the story…..      Then we will be back on the street this afternoon with a full stomach. Once again yelling at pedestrians and blocking traffic. 

    • WSB September 16, 2019 (12:58 pm)

      It’s usually a 72-hour hold at Harborview.

      • Trudy s September 16, 2019 (1:26 pm)

        Unfortunately Seattle does not always follow hold guidlines. This is something being worked on but is a big debate due to lack of services/placements during these holds. 

    • Nadoka September 16, 2019 (5:15 pm)

      Not very helpful at all. 

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