Working retail can be a thankless job. Those who’ve endured a shift

Working retail can be a thankless job. Those who’ve endured a shift or two behind the till can vouch for that statement. But while it’s undeniable that retail jobs can grate on the nerves, rarely does a situation like the one that erupted at a Home Depot in North Seattle Tuesday provide an illustration of just how frustrated and irate retail workers – or former retail workers – can become.According to the Seattle Police Department’s “Blotter Blog” and Det. Mark Jamieson, a 44-year-old man was arrested Tuesday morning shortly after 11:15 a.m. when authorities received reports of a knife-wielding man going batshit crazy inside a store in the 11600 Block of Aurora Avenue North. Local media outlets later identified the store as a Home Depot.Jamieson says the man was a former employee of the business who had recently been fired. The SPD “Blotter Blog” provides the following description of events:The calls stated that the man was a former employee of the business, recently fired from his job. He was running around inside the store attempting to stab other employees. He had done damage inside the break room and armed himself with a knife and attempted to stab a female employee. The victim was able to run away and hide herself in a closet.Upon arriving on the scene police were able to make contact with the man outside the store and he was reportedly taken into custody “without incident.” Employees were able to positively identify him as the knife-wielding suspect, and he was later booked into the King County Jail for investigation of assault, threatening to kill, and causing property damage.

Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing

More in News & Comment

Auburn police officer Jeffrey Nelson. File photo.
Auburn police officer’s story conflicts with eyewitness account

Jeffrey Nelson faces trial in the killing of Jesse Sarey.

The former Econo Lodge in Kent is a King County Isolation and Quarantine Facility for COVID-19 patients. FILE PHOTO, Kent Reporter
Man dies at Kent COVID-19 isolation and quarantine facility

Found dead in room at former hotel during routine medical staff check

Inquest hearing for Kent man fatally shot by Seattle Police set for March

Four officers to testify in April 2017 shooting that killed Damarius Butts, 19

Seattle East DDC facility front (Photo by Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)
Seattle East DDC facility front (Photo by Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)
U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene urges Postmaster General to reconsider closing Eastside mail facility

Workers at the East DDC in Redmond are concerned about how the closure would impact mail service.

K9 Beny stands before the 75 pounds of pills found in a vehicle on Jan. 14. Photo courtesy of the California Highway Patrol
Federal Way woman arrested in record-setting fentanyl bust in California

Driver and passenger found transporting $3M worth of pills.

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-WA, who pushed for broadband funding in Washington schools. (Screenshot from
American Rescue Plan Act funding approved for broadband investments in WA schools

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray pushed for the funding, which will benefit several King County school districts.

Courtesy photo
State offers free at-home COVID-19 tests

You can order the tests through the state’s new online portal.

Sen. Mona Das, D-47
Kent Democratic Sen. Mona Das proposes 1% cut in state sales tax

Starting in 2023; Republicans voice support for Senate Bill 5932

Federal Way police arrest suspect in fatal carjacking

35-year-old Tacoma man charged with murder in “random, brutal and senseless carjacking,” prosecutors say.

Most Read