Seattle: Security Guard Slashed In Machete Attack After He’s Mistaken For a Police Officer

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An apartment security guard, who was wearing a vest with the word “officer” printed on both the back and the front, was attacked with a machete by a 32-year old woman who screamed insults at him and asked if he was a police officer. The security guard and a witness ran into a building, but received two knife wounds on his arm as he tried to close the door. The unidentified woman escaped in her car, but was arrested at a nearby gas station.

A woman attacked an apartment security guard with a machete after hurling insults at him and demanding to know if he was a law enforcement officer, according to police.

The incident occurred in the 1600-block of 12th Avenue, near the Seattle Police Department’s (SPD) East Precinct, at approximately 11:20 p.m. on Sept. 8, the SPD said in a press release.

The 50-year-old security guard was patrolling the area when a 32-year-old woman allegedly started yelling at him from inside a vehicle.

Witnesses said the woman jumped out of the car carrying a Nerf Blaster and approached the security guard, demanding to know if he was a law enforcement officer or not, police said.

The guard, who was wearing a vest with the word “officer” printed on both the back and the front, turned and walked away from her, according to the press release.

The woman continued yelling insults at the guard as she returned to her vehicle and grabbed a one-foot-long machete, police said.

When the guard and a witness saw her coming at them with the weapon, they ran inside a nearby apartment building and tried to pull the door shut behind them.

“The suspect fought to try and pull it open,” slashing the security guard’s forearm in the process, the SPD said.

She then returned to her car and took off.

The security guard suffered two five-inch cuts to his arm during the attack, police said.

The violent assault occurred just as a group of rioters were dumping piles of garbage near the SPD East Precinct fence and setting a flag on fire, according to the department.

Members of the rioting group tried to help the wounded security guard until police arrived. Officers then applied a tourniquet to his arm.

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Ed
Ed
1 year ago

Was this a possible “hate crime” ?

Gill
Gill
10 months ago

Name of woman charged?? Surely that info along with her mug shot are available through FOIA. Journalism just keeps getting worse and worse.