I’ll bet $1,000 that this perp has previous charges. Because we all know how well Seattle and King County take care of their criminals in the name of “criminal justice reform.”
From MyNorthwest.com: A man stabbed three people in downtown Seattle Tuesday morning, seemingly unprovoked and at random, before fleeing naked down the street as police pursued, eventually taking him into custody.
“We know he attacked three people randomly … we were able to get here quickly which is fortunate,” said Sergeant Sean Whitcomb with the Seattle Police Department.
Three men were stabbed: 77-year-old man stabbed in the back. Transported to Harborview Medical Center in stable condition; 75-year-old man stabbed in the neck. Transported to Harborview Medical Center in stable condition; and 55-year-old man stabbed in the forearm. Did not want to be taken to the hospital and was treated at the scene. He is in stable condition.
Seattle police were called to the scene near 1617 6th Avenue at 10:07 a.m. after reports of a stabbing on the sidewalk. One victim fled into a nearby business after being stabbed. By 10:20 a.m., the suspect, an adult male, was in custody near 8th Avenue and Olive Street. He was uninjured.
The man was fully clothed when the attack happened and then removed his clothing as he fled the scene.
“The suspect was naked upon apprehension” Whitcomb said. “I don’t know what his motive was, but he is in custody and is being questioned by police.”
“We tracked him down a couple blocks away before he could hurt anyone else,” he said. “… It is a tragedy that a stabbing like this happened, but he is in custody. We have our investigators working on this case and we are going to do everything that we can with the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office to ensure that this suspect is charged and experiences the full weight of the law.”
Whitcomb said that the man did attempt to get rid of the weapon so investigators would not find it, but they were able to recover the knife and the suspect’s clothing in the area.
The suspect’s name and other details will be released when he is booked into King County Jail. Whitcomb said that could be later Tuesday. The investigation is ongoing.
And I KNEW IT: Police arrest 30-year-old Christopher Morisette.
Even before they announced this perp’s name, I looked up recent bookings in the King County Jail and I just knew it was this guy. His arrest record:
Today: Assault. Bail denied.
8/31/2018: Burglary, theft & criminal trespassing. Released from jail 9/29/2018.
11/15/2018: Assault. Charge reduced. Released from jail 1/01/2019.
In an update from MyNorthwest.com: “Morisette “has an extensive criminal history and spent time at Western State, the state’s largest psychiatric hospital.” His most recent case involved an attack against a woman at a mental health facility. At the time, the Seattle City Attorney’s Office gave Morisette credit for time served, and released him from jail less than a month after the incident.
According to Heavy (see his crazy mug at the link), the perp’s first arrest was in 2012 and he’s been labeled as “High Violent With Multiple Violent Offenses” by the Washington State Department of Corrections.
Insanity in Seattle: Homeless man attempts to kidnap child. Guess how many previous arrests/convictions he has…
How many convictions does it take for Seattle City Attorney to place a homeless criminal in jail after his latest assault?
Resident in liberal utopia of Seattle who has been targeted by homeless: “Our community is just falling apart”
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