Mayor gets rocks thrown through his window after May Day demonstrations — Seattle, WA
Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn had rocks thrown through windows at his home in Greenwood early Wednesday.
Police believe the same anarchist group that damaged several downtown buildings Tuesday is responsible. Officers did not immediately have a detailed suspect description and have not made arrests.
McGinn’s wife called 911 about 12:35 p.m. after being scared by glass breaking and finding a rock on the ground next to glass shards. She looked out and saw two people.
“Suspect #1 was looking at her and waved,” Officer Chris Anderson wrote in a police report. “The other individual was standing near suspect #1 but she was unable to describe the suspect. They both walked away southbound on Dayton Av N.”
McGinn’s wife then found a second window broken on the home’s west side, through that rock broke through only the outer of two panes. The rocks were placed into evidence and police took several photos of the damage.
A police dog searched the area for suspects, but was unsuccessful. A neighbor’s surveillance cameras were not recording at the time, and additional evidence wasn’t found, according to the incident report.
McGinn has lived at the home for several years with his wife and their two children. He and Seattle Police Chief John Diaz are expected to discuss the vandalism and Tuesday’s violence at a noon news briefing.
This is the second time people angry with McGinn have come to his Greenwood home. On April 20, about 60 people gathered at Mayor Mike McGinn’s house to protest homeless people being evicted from The Jungle – an area under Interstate 5 where it’s illegal to camp.