Airline workers confrontation tops police blotter

By Matt Wendland

One dead and one in jail following fight at SeaTac Int. Airport
According to the King County Sheriff’s Department, one man is dead and one man is in custody after a work related argument between the two Korean Air employees at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, escalated into a physical altercation. The incident took place on the morning of Saturday, July 5th. According to filing paperwork, a 27-year-old man contracting with the international airline got into an argument with a permanent employee over a piece of work equipment. When the argument escalated, the contractor is said to have slapped the other man in the face. This caused the man to fall backward and lose conciseness after striking his head against the concrete floor. The man was rushed to an undisclosed hospital in critical condition with a fractured skull. The man was rushed into surgery but did not survive. The contractor is reported to have confessed to striking the man and is currently being held in lieu of $1 million bail while being investigated for second-degree murder.

SeaTac Brushfire backs up I-5 for miles
An overnight brushfire in SeaTac backed up drivers on I-5 for miles during their morning commute on July 14. Firefighters responded to reports of the fire along 188th Ave. South along I-5 in the early Monday morning hours. Though the fire spread over three acres, both north and south of the origin, an estimated 40 emergency responders were able to contain it within an hour. Crews remained on the scene into commuting hours to manage hotspots and flare-ups. With one right lane blocked on northbound I-5 until nearly 11am, early morning commuters backed up as much as 8 miles from the brushfire. Police are still investigating the cause of the fire and anyone with information about it is asked to come forward.

Crimes reported between June 29 and July 13

Home and Business Break-in/Burglary:
17300 Blk 33rd Ave. S., 9600 Blk 28th Ave. S.W., 9600 Blk 16th Ave. S.W., 11000 Blk 16th Ave. S.W., 10200 Blk 3rd Ave. S.W., 11400 Blk 5th Ave. S., 11200 4th Ave. S., 100 Blk S.W. 112th St., 11000 Blk 1st Ave. S., 10400 Blk Des Moines Memorial Dr. S., 10000 Blk Des Moines Memorial Dr. S., 10100 Blk 8th Ave. S., 10100 Blk 8th Ave. S., 9600 Blk 28th Ave. S.W., 11000 Blk 16th Ave. S.W., 15400 Blk 1st Ave. S., 200 Blk S.W. 142nd St., 11800 Blk 10th Ave. S., 14300 Blk 1st Ave. S., 13600 Blk 1st Ave. S., 600 Blk S. 150th St., 16000 Blk 11th Ave. S.W., 500 Blk S.W. 132nd St., 14400 Blk 11th Ave. S.W., 14600 Blk 22nd Ave. S.W., 18000 Blk Des Moines Memorial Dr. S., 900 Blk S.W. 150th St., 11800 Blk Des Moines Memorial Dr. S., 11900 Blk Roseberg Ave. S.

Auto Thefts/Break-in:
1400 Blk S.W. 107th St., 17200 Blk 33rd Ave. S., 10600 Blk 15th Ave. S.W., 10400 Blk Des Moines Memorial Dr. S., 11000 Blk 4th Ave. S.W., 2400 Blk S.W. 103rd St., 9600 Blk 15th Ave. S.W., 12800 Blk Ambaum Blvd. S., 300 Blk S. 177th Pl., 1800 Blk S. 118th St., 12200 Blk Ambaum Blvd. S., 400 Blk S.W. 154th St., 100 Blk S.W. 157th St., 14500 Blk 4th Ave. S.W.

Assault/Violence:
9800 Blk 15th Ave. S.W., 200 Blk S.W. 100th St., 10800 Blk 4th Pl., 10100 Blk 6th Ave. S., 2100 Blk S. 107th St., 11000 Blk 16th Ave. S.W., 9700 Blk 8th Ave. S.W., 13400 Blk Occidental Ave., 1000 Blk S.W. 122nd St., 400 Blk 155th St., 12000 Blk 1st Ave. S., 14900 Blk 6th Ave. S.W., 12400 Blk Ambaum Blvd. S., 11600 Blk 1st Ave. S., 1200 Blk S.W. 126th St., 1000 Blk S.W. 151st St., 12300 Blk 28th Ave. S.

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