The property supervisor and a second sufferer, each unidentified, had been stabbed at a high-rise constructing in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood Wednesday morning, in line with native radio station KOMO News.
The suspect, who till just lately had lived within the constructing and was dealing with eviction, has been booked into King County Jail in connection to killing one individual and injuring one other.
After receiving a name about an individual stabbing two folks and refusing to go away by barricading herself in one of many flats, psychological well being suppliers, disaster intervention officers and SWAT officers arrived on the constructing, positioned on the 2500 block of 4th Avenue and owned by Fairness Properties.
Officers/HNT responding to the 2500 block of 4th Ave following a stabbing at an condominium constructing. Presently, one individual reported injured. Officers in touch with the suspect contained in the constructing. Extra data because it turns into out there.
— Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) September 23, 2020
The victims are a 48-year-old man who died after being rushed to Harborview Medical Heart for therapy and a 43-year-old girl who’s at the moment in the identical hospital with severe however not life-threatening accidents. A resident of the tower instructed KOMO that one of many folks injured was the property supervisor who had come to evict the suspect, though it isn’t instantly recognized which of the victims was killed.
As soon as the workforce of officers arrived, neighbors on the identical flooring had been instructed to shelter in place whereas the remainder of the constructing was directed to evacuate till the standoff was over. One neighbor instructed KOMO Information that an eviction discover had been hanging on the condominium door for a few week round Labor Day.
Hire within the constructing ranges from $1,269 for a studio to effectively over $5,000 for a three-bedroom condominium.
An eviction moratorium is at the moment in impact because of the coronavirus pandemic in Seattle however some exceptions are made if public well being and security are at risk. It’s not recognized how or whether or not the eviction fell into these classes however neighbors mentioned that the discover had been held on the door of the condominium and since eliminated.
September occurs to be Realtor Safety Month, when brokers and property managers are reminded to take sure precautions when coping with strangers. These embody having an alarm inside quick access on one’s cellphone and never attending high-risk actions similar to open homes and evictions alone (or, if doing so, letting a colleague know the place you’ll be).