Man, Woman Arrested For Hammering Out Differences With SPD

Seattle police arrested a man and a woman in the Central District Sunday night after the pair allegedly busted up an SPD office at 23rd and Union.

Seattle Times:

At least four witnesses called 911 just before 11:30 p.m. Sunday to report hearing loud thuds as two people swung sledgehammers at the windows of the substation at the corner of 23rd Avenue and East Union Street, said police spokesman Jeff Kappel.

Each of the witnesses gave identical reports “and all of them got really good looks at the suspects” — a man and a woman who were both wearing black jeans, black hooded sweatshirts and black shoes. The man was also wearing a black face mask, he said.

After the two ran off, police found two sledgehammers left in a pile of broken glass at the substation, Kappel said. Officers searched the area and arrested a 26-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman in the 2500 block of East Cherry Street, which is about six blocks from the police substation.