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Guy Climbs Giant Tree, Still Fending Off Seattle Cops

'Man in Tree' pelted police with pine cones

(Newser) - Police in Seattle continue to try to figure out what to do about a man who scaled an 80-foot tree on Tuesday and seems to have no plans to come down. The bearded man climbed the huge tree outside a Macy's store downtown around 11am and pelted cops and... More »

18 Arrested in Seattle Protests

8 cops injured in demonstrations that began peacefully

(Newser) - Things started peacefully during May Day protests in Seattle yesterday—but they didn't stay that way. Police arrested 18 people after rocks and pipes were hurled and "smoke devices" lit, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports. Eight officers and at least one passerby were injured in the fray, according to... More »

Seattle 'Superhero' Avoids Assault Charge

But Phoenix Jones 'deeply misguided': official

(Newser) - Seattle’s “superhero”—the masked Phoenix Jones—has managed to avoid a possible assault charge after a pepper-spray showdown ; he says he was on a rescue mission. A city attorney says there wasn’t enough evidence for a jury to find him guilty, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports. But... More »

Seattle Superhero Makes Court Appearance

'Phoenix Jones' vows that arrest won't stop him

(Newser) - Even superheroes aren't above the law. Self-appointed Seattle crime-fighter Phoenix Jones was in court last week following his arrest in a pepper-spray debacle . No charges have yet been filed against Jones' mild-mannered alter-ego (read: real identity), one Benjamin Fodor; prosecutors told the judge they want more time to make... More »

Seattle 'Superhero' Nabbed in Pepper Spray Incident

Video shows woman battering him with purse

(Newser) - Seattle's self-proclaimed superhero is under arrest for his role in a pepper spray scuffle among early morning clubgoers, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports. The alleged victims told police that Phoenix Jones—his real name is withheld pending charges—ran up to them on the street in the wee hours yesterday... More »

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