UPDATE: Rescue response at 34th/Morgan

1:01 PM: A Seattle Fire “rope rescue” response has been sent to the Stewart Manor apartment building at 34th/Morgan, for a report of a “person hanging out of a window.” Police have been at the building for the past few hours, for what we’re told was a “domestic dispute,” but we’re not sure yet if the incidents are related.

1:03 PM: The person has reportedly been brought back inside the apartment by officers. (Content warning: Photo here sent by Gay, shows officer hanging onto person.) Medics are evaluating.

1:11 PM: Dispatch has been told that one officer was injured as well. (added) We talked to medics at the scene; they say the officer’s injuries were very minor. The person who was rescued will be taken to Harborview.

ADDED WEDNESDAY: Here’s the SPD summary of what happened:

At 1246 hours, an individual involved in an earlier incident was causing a disturbance and removed to a friend’s apartment. As soon as they got into the apartment the individual attempted to jump out of a plate glass window that was on the fourth floor of the building. Officers were notified and responded. As they entered, they noticed the subject hanging out of the window with his friend barely holding on to him. Officers responded to assist and grabbed him to prevent him from falling. They held on for over 10 minutes while waiting for Seattle Fire to arrive. Officers attempted to get him to comply but were unable to. Once SFD arrived they devised a plan to pull him back into the apartment. Shortly after, they were able to pull him back into the apartment but not before he shattered a plate glass window. Medics arrived and gave the individual in crisis a narcotic to calm him down. He was then able to be strapped to a gurney and transported to the hospital. Several officers were injured due to the falling glass, however; no officers needed hospitalization.

14 Replies to "UPDATE: Rescue response at 34th/Morgan"

  • ~Hockeywitch~ November 2, 2021 (1:11 pm)

    Yikes, watching this unfold from my living room window across the street… Hope the guy is ok.. I’ve nearly fallen over the rail to my balcony once, that was scary enough for me.. Thank you SFD and SPD

  • KRS November 2, 2021 (1:29 pm)

    Watching it unfold live as well. That place is a total gong show that needs to be torn down and redeveloped. A haven of drugs and issues along with the connecting Mini Mart and Walgreens 

    • AMD November 2, 2021 (1:45 pm)

      At one time that building WAS a new development.  That didn’t prevent anything happening today.  Displacing those seen as problematic in the name of “redevelopment” doesn’t solve social issues like drug use .  It’s just a sweep by a different name.  I’m glad the man was able to get assistance before anyone was seriously hurt, and I hope that he’s able to get the continued support that he needs.

    • Brian November 2, 2021 (2:38 pm)


  • Jeepney November 2, 2021 (1:45 pm)

    Wow, that is a pretty intense photo, remarkable shot.Great work by that Seattle police officer.

  • Scubafrog November 2, 2021 (2:01 pm)

    What a photo by Gay, that Officer’s a hero.  Can you imagine?  I think about what our Officers and Fire Dept do everyday, what heroes and heroines.  Just look at that, right out of the window, and who even knows how high up.  They’d do it for all of us.

    • WSB November 2, 2021 (2:39 pm)

      4th floor.

    • RealityCheck November 2, 2021 (3:26 pm)

      And they do it for a paycheck and benefits. Many first responders do not care for this type of “hero” talk, FYI. They’re doing their jobs. 

  • onion November 2, 2021 (2:16 pm)

    Hard for me to imagine the personal pain that led to this situation. I’m thinking about the quiet suffering around us more than ever lately. To honor the good things happening in our lives today, let’s say a prayer for this soul.

  • Tammy November 2, 2021 (2:33 pm)

    It was traumatic. I live here and am going to college. Moved here after leaving abusive marriage. Not everyone here should be labeled. Yes, there are probably 12 individuals who are undesirable. This place saved me from homelessness. I don’t love it and stay to myself. Please have empathy for the mentally ill and addicts. I wish there were support services to help tenants. 

    • Kael November 2, 2021 (7:47 pm)

      I’m proud of you and thank you for sharing❤️So glad you are safe in our community. I agree more empathy and less judgmental comments are needed!

  • JJ November 2, 2021 (3:49 pm)

    Thanks SPD!

  • Emma November 3, 2021 (9:21 am)

    Why would you post the photo of them in the window? So harmful and unnecessary 

  • Erika November 4, 2021 (7:25 pm)

    WSB, absolutely disgusting you would post that photo. That’s an invasion of someone’s privacy. These are serious issues and to treat it like some show to watch is repulsive. I understand the need to keep the community informed on police responses, but you have no soul to post that. Triggering and traumatizing for many. Shame on you. And shame on you @Gay for stopping to take a photo of someone in extreme duress. No reputable news source would ever post something like this.

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