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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Woman Stuck in Synagogue Chimney

posted by on February 5 at 16:42 PM

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.

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I saw four cruisers rolling down 12th with their lights and sirens going

Posted by vooodooo84 | February 5, 2008 4:24 PM

@1 at ~4:00

Posted by vooodooo84 | February 5, 2008 4:25 PM

'zat why so many helicopters?
Are many plenty!

Posted by coylix | February 5, 2008 4:31 PM

Burglar? Seriously confused Santa?

Posted by Fnarf | February 5, 2008 4:32 PM

was lookin' for cheezeburger!

Posted by coylix | February 5, 2008 4:35 PM

Thank you for posting this, no one else has anything yet. This is literally right outside my house. I could see the action from my building downtown and was wondering what the hell was going on.

Posted by defman23 | February 5, 2008 4:35 PM
Posted by hyperlinker | February 5, 2008 4:35 PM

ECB? No!

Posted by a feminist too | February 5, 2008 4:36 PM

Eek ... I hope the boiler is turned off.

Posted by Mahtli69 | February 5, 2008 4:38 PM

Me too- I always look to the slog for C.D. news- no one else seems to care.
Thank you!
Would have been nicer if there was a "buckit" involved, though.

Posted by coylix | February 5, 2008 4:39 PM


Posted by A child on the street | February 5, 2008 4:44 PM

I thought we called that the central district.

Posted by Andrew | February 5, 2008 4:48 PM

@11: Santa is not Jewish.

Cue tasteless joke about "ovens and chimneys" in about 3...2...1...

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | February 5, 2008 4:59 PM

A Jew caught in a Chimney? Say it ain't so!!

This time, she was going DOWN the chimney.

Posted by ecce homo | February 5, 2008 5:01 PM

2 minute spread.

nice work, guys!

Posted by max solomon | February 5, 2008 5:16 PM

That is the CD, not Capitol Hill but if you write for slog you 1) never leave capitol hill and 2) are not from seattle anyway, so you don't know the area.

Posted by max | February 5, 2008 5:17 PM

@15: Don't blame me, Max. I want to rip his face off for shit like that.

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | February 5, 2008 5:18 PM

Why would a Jew want to get into a boiler?

Posted by ecce homo | February 5, 2008 5:21 PM

She saw that Sarah Silverman music video "Give the Jew Girl Toys" and got a little mixed up, is all.

Posted by David | February 5, 2008 5:28 PM

How do you know she's Jewish?

Posted by ahava | February 5, 2008 5:32 PM

That is so not the CD. If that's the CD, then Chop Suey is in the CD, Piecoras is in the CD, Thumpers was in the CD and the Cadillac is in the CD.

Do you people not live here?

Consider the line the top of the hill. The TT Minor playfield is the DMZ.

Posted by six shooter | February 5, 2008 5:56 PM

15th and Union is not Capitol Hill. Between 23rd and I-5, once you're south of Madison, you're definitely either in the CD or First Hill, given that First Hill begins south of Pike on Broadway.

Posted by Gomez | February 5, 2008 6:08 PM

I bet a Catholic girl would have gone down without any problems.

Posted by eclexia | February 5, 2008 6:10 PM

I live in Squire Park, thank you. Which is part of the CD.

Posted by defman23 | February 5, 2008 6:32 PM

Sorry folks, Capitol Hill ends at Madison. Temple de Hirsch is NOT on Capitol Hill.

Posted by The Luke | February 5, 2008 9:38 PM

Oh, stfu @21!
Chop Suey is in the CD - correct
Piecoras is in the CD - correct
Thumpers was in the CD - ya got us there!
and the Cadillac is in the CD - correct

See: The City Clerk's Office neighborhood map

Do you people not live here? - Yes, and you should learn more about where you live.

Posted by sarah | February 5, 2008 11:00 PM

So THAT'S what that police officer chewed us out about...aha. Well, sorry I asked, ya d*****bag. How stupid d'ya have to be to get stuck in a chimney?

Posted by SAAS Student | February 5, 2008 11:13 PM

That's funny,

She doesn't look fluish.

Posted by ecce homo | February 6, 2008 1:00 AM


hey thanks for being a jackass.

it's central area, not the CD.

Posted by holz | February 6, 2008 9:22 AM

Just call it what the residents do: Jigaboo Town...

Posted by ecce homo | February 6, 2008 9:31 AM

Aright, jerkoff, get yer trolling ass off Slog before Amy Kate tells your employer.

Posted by Greg | February 6, 2008 11:24 AM


If you haven't noticed. The troll you're referring too has gotten particularly nasty as of late. He hasn't been getting the kind of attention he wants for it, so let's not give him any more now.

Posted by Jonah S | February 6, 2008 11:55 AM

Please stop making jokes. This person happens to be a friend of one of my friends. Sometimes, people have breakdowns because of the stresses in their lives can we please be humane about it? Thank you

Posted by rob35 | February 6, 2008 1:20 PM

#5 for the win!

Posted by K X One | February 6, 2008 2:29 PM

She is friend of mine as well rob35. It's so easy for people to forget that news stories involve real people who are dear to the hearts of so many...

Posted by Purplepaint | February 8, 2008 1:19 PM

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