News Woman Stuck in Synagogue Chimney
posted by February 5 at 16:42 PMon
Seattle Police have cordoned off the blocks surrounding the Temple De Hirsch Sinai on Capitol Hill at 1520 Union Ave E. Seattle Police say a woman was on the roof of the building, refusing to come down.
UPDATE 1: Amy Kate Horn is on the scene. According to someone at the Temple, a woman fell down the building’s chimney and is stuck.
Update 2: Amy Kate was told that a woman was on the roof with a knife, trying to get into the building, and she either fell or jumped into the chimney. Now she’s stuck halfway between the chimney and the boiler. Police are in contact with her.
Update 3: Firefighters used sledgehammers and got the woman out of the chimney. She’s now being loaded into an ambulance.
SPD is about to brief the press.
Update 4: SPD spokesman Mark Jamieson says at 3pm, police got a call there was a woman on the roof. They attempted to contact her, and she refused to come down. Officers surrounded the building and the woman climbed down the building’s chimney. As she was climbing down, she got stuck.
The Seattle Fire Department’s Heavy Rescue Team came and got the woman out. She does not appear to be injured.
SPD does not know what the woman was doing on the roof, and cannot confirm that she had a weapon. They’re taking the woman to the hospital, and aren’t sure if she’ll be charged with anything.