WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stabbing investigation

5:33 PM: Police are investigating a reported stabbing at Junction Plaza Park. They just got there after some location confusion and are telling dispatch that the victim is uncooperative and “walking away” (though the initial report was that they were stabbed “in the face”). Medics are just now being sent.

5:39 PM: Police say the victim is an “adult male.” No word of an arrest so far, nor have we heard a verified description.

5:50 PM: The SFD response closed quickly, indicating the victim was not seriously hurt (we’re following up to verify).

ADDED TUESDAY MORNING: Further details were not available last night, but today SPD has this brief summary:

(At 5:23 pm Monday), two subjects got in a disturbance that resulted in the victim getting stabbed in the face with a broken bottle. When police arrived, the victim was uncooperative. The victim declined any and all attempts to provide him with medical care and left the area under his own power. The suspect was gone. Unknown who the suspect is as well as the victim.

35 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stabbing investigation"

  • Dixon August 29, 2022 (5:46 pm)

    That parks is terrible now. Full of mentally I’ll and homeless. Scary to walk by 

    • jane August 29, 2022 (5:58 pm)

      Agreed. I called 911 earlier today about the corner of QFC & suspicious guy hanging out there. This town is going downhill quick.

      WSB- What about the perpetrator? If there’s someone going around stabbing people in faces, I’d like to know all about it!!!

      • WSB August 29, 2022 (6:03 pm)

        The whole call has gone quiet so I have no further info. Hopefully police will have a bit more later, though their summaries tend to be rather sparse.

    • WS Res August 29, 2022 (6:14 pm)

      I literally walked by there at 3:00 today. Totally calm, no issues, folks having coffee and talking, other folks just resting their feet.

      • Adam August 29, 2022 (9:59 pm)

        Move along! Nothing to see here!  That’s a sweet comment, it practically negates the face-stabbing that happened mere moments after you were swept away by cherubs and clouds through the paradise that is Junction Plaza Park, plucking ripe and exotic fruits from the vines while floating on nothing but good vibes as you, oh, wait, is that human sh—?! Great. I just stepped in human sh—.

        • Xuu206 August 30, 2022 (8:51 am)

          😂 well said!

      • Billy McKee August 30, 2022 (7:37 am)

        Is there a difference between “literally” walking by and just walking by?

        • Wendell August 30, 2022 (9:51 am)

          As I understand the English language, literally can also be used to emphasize accuracy. Adam is correct in more ways than one IMHO.

  • StupidInSeattle August 29, 2022 (6:11 pm)

    I was in QFC yesterday afternoon when the manager refused to sell alcohol to a man who came into the store from that park.  The manager said that all day long those homeless people stream into the store to buy liquor and drink in the park.  Probably getting their money from handouts off the street.

  • North admiral August 29, 2022 (6:40 pm)

    Was down there at six and saw two maybe three cop cars that kept driving around. Nice to see them out 

  • westseattleforever August 29, 2022 (7:04 pm)

    i live across from this park. a few weeks ago, they were waving around kitchen knives while children were walking by, must’ve been some group activity they had planned in the junction. called the cops, said they won’t come until someone is hurt. this park is unsafe, they are loud and they keep people up all night, yet the city chooses to continuously not do anything about it. “well the park is public” when nobody goes to the park because of them. it’s not public at all, they literally live there. they touch themselves and shoot drugs in front of people in broad daylight.

  • Steve August 29, 2022 (7:23 pm)

    It’s all Reagan’s fault. 

    • April August 30, 2022 (11:06 am)


      • jane August 31, 2022 (7:08 am)

        You need to read San Fransicko by Michael Shellenberger. Goes all into the Reagan “connection” & no, Michael Shellenberger is not a conservative.

  • onion August 29, 2022 (8:52 pm)

    Junction Plaza Park is a nice idea, but at present is a detriment to the junction. Any ideas on how to turn it into an asset for the Junction? The status quo should not be allowed to continue.

    • Jeepney August 30, 2022 (6:47 am)

      One suggestion I would have is to turn operation of the park over to private management similar to what happened to Westlake Park downtown.  This could be a Great spot for rotating food trucks, musical performances, vendors, etc.

  • Bob August 29, 2022 (8:58 pm)

    I called 911 YESTERDAY and reported a man with a giant knife in the Junction Plaza park. He is a very dangerous man and has followed my wife and I as far as whole foods after walking by the park, rambling weird angry stuff. Looking at this set of updates only tells me absolutely nothing has happened and that he will most likely be back at that park with his knife. 

  • Mr.nobody August 30, 2022 (1:09 am)

    It’s actully sad that the city allowed the situation to get so bad in the first place! It’s a park for family’s and children there needs to be a point where enough is enough! Areas where you have children around drug use is only putting that child at risk from the user or possibly making a mistake and using themself not to mention anyone who’s under the influence of any mind altering is not making rash decisions witch could ultimately cause somebody to get hurt I pray that i won’t wake up one day and find a notification about somebody actually being murdered at this park before the out reach teams or the sworn officers of out great city of Seattle do something to end this situation before someone loses there life 

  • Metal August 30, 2022 (6:01 am)

    Fentanyl is killing our society and meth too. Causing the crime rates and increase in violence and robbery.  I remember the super crime waves 10-15 years ago when meth hit the streets hard in Seattle and oxycotin supplies ran out and then all the addicts switched to dirty heroin. All that said awareness is important with the rise in assaults amongst homeless people and non homeless.. we need more incentives for change. Who’s going to deal with all these issues? Our city is growing yet this mental prison that shrouds our city is getting out of hand .. with all the good people out there there is hope for change. Be a leader help end these pandemics that have cursed our communitys

  • oerthehill August 30, 2022 (7:15 am)

    I avoid that area altogether sadly. If I’m going to Whole Foods or Jefferson Square I walk past Alaska on California heading south and enter the breezeway next to Chipotle and directly over to 42nd. Too bad it has to be that way. I also no longer shop at QFC or Petco.

  • Mark DeChutes August 30, 2022 (8:05 am)

    I have spoken with several of the men who sit and drink all day in the park. Sometimes we need to locate the root causes of these issues and look at the here and now and what can be done. Has anyone offered to take these men to a recovery meeting or to one of the several establishments in the south end of downtown that would help these men recover from alcoholism ? 

    • Oh Seattle August 30, 2022 (4:44 pm)

       No, Mark, I have not attempted to get drunk, aggressive, mentally ill men in my car.  

      • Xuu206 August 30, 2022 (7:17 pm)

        👍 well said!

    • jane August 30, 2022 (7:59 pm)

      I’ve literally seen them doing drugs & selling drugs in the park & outside QFC. No, I am not going to offer to take them to an AA meeting. They are breaking the law by doing & dealing drugs openly in the park. No more excuses for this outrageous behavior. Have you considered that some of your West Seattle neighbors are women and are genuinely concerned for our physical safety? I wish my community cared as much about my safety as they do about the literal criminals that have taken over Junction Plaza Park.

    • Georgina August 31, 2022 (1:40 am)

      Have you? What happened? Did they accept your offer?

    • Ol Red September 1, 2022 (5:27 am)

      Hey Mark, have you offered your money to help these men? Better yet, have you been a victim of these people in the park? I have.. we need solutions, not your delusions and ramblings…

  • Pants August 30, 2022 (9:19 am)

    It’s time to take this park back – this park is for EVERYONE, not just those few who have taken over. I’m sick and tired of the police waiting until someone is hurt to do anything. The ignorance isn’t humane for those that need help or the residents who live around here. This park is not a campsite, or a place to drink alcohol or to sleep or harass people. 

  • WSB August 30, 2022 (11:13 am)

    Further information was not available last night but now there’s a short police summary we’ve added above. Note to the person who saw someone earlier with a knife – the weapon in this case was reported to be a broken bottle.

  • Arianna August 30, 2022 (12:49 pm)

    My vote is to close off the Junction Plaza Park. Let’s fence it off. The only purpose it serves is as a congregating site of seriously mentally ill people and hard core drug addicts. It has been many years now that thousands of neighbors had to put up with security issues, loud noises of all kinds, public urinating, and it is getting worse by the day. And we have to pay for the privilege. Our police forces have enough to do, not to have to be often called to that area too. There must be some intelligent and human solutions for the homeless problem – what does not work for 99.99% of us is  encampments on sidewalks and buying hotels for them.In the meantime, let’s fence off the park. QFC please secure your area.

  • Buddsmom August 30, 2022 (3:16 pm)

    A couple of hours ago four SPD units were again at the park. They arrested one of the “regulars” possibly involved in an assault. 

    • MyThruppence August 30, 2022 (5:55 pm)

      Great job SPD. Appreciate your efforts every day!

  • MaggieCu August 31, 2022 (8:25 am)

    I live near this park and have seen it all from open drug use to people having sex on a  twin mattress that was lodged in the corner of the park during quarantine and took months to remove.  If our rep. Lisa Herbold refuses to acknowledge the problem, yes it has been brought up to her several times as this very news outlet has reported, and our police department don’t seem inclined to act either, then CLOSE IT DOWN! I prefer it be paved over with another apartment that have to run the gauntlet of drunks and druggies when trying to support our local shops. Enough already! 

    • Pants August 31, 2022 (12:00 pm)

      It’s time to vote Herbold out. She’s done nothing for West Seattle. @WSB – Were there any witnesses? Feels like someone should have seen who suspect is. 

      • WSB August 31, 2022 (12:21 pm)

        Someone called 911.

  • jane September 1, 2022 (2:09 pm)

    I just had to call 911 again today about one of the recent “regulars” at Junction Plaza Park. Just before 1pm a drunk man who looks a little like Russell Brand was screaming obscenities and aggressively going to cars – giving people in cars the double middle fingers – All while screaming “F*** you B****!!!!!”. He also would walk directly into traffic. Super aggressive and scary! There needs to be a whole post just keeping us up to date on the craziness going on around Junction Plaza Park. Call 911 when you see something. Report everything. Something horrible is going to happen.

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