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'You're gonna die!' Knife-wielding nut caught on video chasing journalist, threatening his life in front of numerous witnesses in Seattle

Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @choeshow

Journalist Jonathan Choe posted video of a knife-wielding man chasing him down several Seattle blocks in broad daylight in front of numerous witnesses Monday.

The perp apparently didn't appreciate Choe exposing rampant drug use downtown and began chasing the journalist, pulling a knife and threatening to kill Choe.

What are the details?

"I was doing my usual rounds, about to report some POSITIVE NEWS regarding the encampment sweep at 3rd Ave & Pike St this morning," Choe explained in text accompanying his Twitter video. "Mayor Bruce Harrell ... defending the corner from 'trap tents' that are set up consistently to sell drugs just a block away from City Hall. Most of these folks are not homeless people. Many live in the nearby [Downtown Emergency Service Center] buildings, hang out, and attract even more problems. As usual, I wanted to show the progress."

Choe added what happened next: "But one fella didn't want me pointing the camera at all the drug activity. So he pulled out a knife and started chasing me!"

Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @choeshow

"He also threatened to kill me and hurled the N-word and racist Asian slurs in my direction," he also noted. "Witnesses called cops. But this maniac ended up tripping on the ground, ending the encounter."

Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @choeshow

He noted that he "did not wait around for police. Will be happy to provide [Seattle police] any information, but I know the agency is understaffed, so I will not bother filing a report. I think I'm gonna take a break from this hood for a while."

Here's the clip. Content warning: Knife-wielding dude repeatedly yells racial slurs and uses profanity:

Anything else?

Choe also said that "just in the past few months, I have been threatened with a hatchet, baseball bat, and knife on this same block. This part of the city is still all upside down. I can't wait for City Hall Park to open up again this summer, just one block away from this madness. Good luck Emerald City. Good luck. LOL."

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