About this morning’s emergency response in The Junction

There was a big, though brief, emergency response around 8:30 am at 42nd/Oregon in The Junction. It was all over by the time we got there but we followed up with Seattle Fire and just received the information – so, for those who were wondering: SFD spokesperson Kristin Tingley says, “This was reported as an approximately 21-year-old female who fell from a balcony 10-feet. She was transported via AMR in stable condition to the hospital.” Witnesses say the ground-floor awning at the AJ Apartments broke her fall.

11 Replies to "About this morning's emergency response in The Junction"

  • Karl September 2, 2021 (1:49 pm)

    Just to add a bit. I am close to an eye witness of this event and it was reported to me that the person that fell looked to be about 13/14 years old and that there were 2 police officers standing at the balcony during/immediately after the fall. 

    • WSB September 2, 2021 (3:52 pm)

      Whatever they looked to be, this is from SFD, who dealt directly with the victim. And yes, there would be police called to any such incident just in case.

      • Karl September 2, 2021 (5:48 pm)

        Nah, I mean the police were there when it happened. Not like they were called after and then arrived. 

  • Cascadiarocks September 2, 2021 (6:10 pm)

    Thank you for letting us know! We saw the commotion and were very curious/concerned as to what happened. Glad she is ok!

  • Nicole Hardy September 2, 2021 (8:10 pm)

    I was there when it happened. I would guess the victim was younger. Maybe 6 to 8. The police were in the apartment from which she fell before we called 911.

  • Kimberly Pena September 2, 2021 (8:29 pm)

    I can second this. I was also there and saw the actual fall. It was definitely a small child. Believe me, I can’t get the picture out of my head now. 

  • WSB September 2, 2021 (9:31 pm)

    I’ve just gone back and listened to archived police and fire audio from before, during, and after this dispatch. There is no indication that the person was a child – there’s one brief mention of even older age assessment than the one SFD gave us. It is clear that police arrived at this apartment a short time before this happened but there is no dispatch audio explaining why, only a mention that officers were ‘contacting 2 [people] in the apartment.” There’s no logged incident description or number in the Tweets by Beat log. So the best I can do is ask SPD in the morning if they can look up the original call for me – iffy when I don’t have an incident # – but we’ll try. – TR

  • Karl September 2, 2021 (10:54 pm)

    See, I wasn’t making this up. Eye witness accounts and “official stories” are not lining up. But, why?

  • S September 3, 2021 (7:41 am)

    My husband was there and saw the whole thing and he said it was a small woman – I’m so glad they are in stable condition. I was concerned they had jumped since it is suicide awareness week. Sending them so much love. 

  • CED September 3, 2021 (10:48 pm)

    What’s the latest? 

    • WSB September 3, 2021 (11:34 pm)

      SPD media could not find a report in the system, and no incident # ever turned up in Tweets by Beat, so this is all we have.

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