Assault on Capitol Hill Street This Morning, Suspect Arrested

A 33-year-old man is behind bars in the King County Jail after police responded to a report of an assault this morning at Bellevue Avenue East and East Pine Street.

At 7:48 this morning, East Precinct officers responded to the above location for a report of a man on top of an unconscious man, hitting him repeatedly in the face.  According to witnesses, at one point the suspect stood up and began kicking the victim in the head.  Prior to the assault, the suspect had threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend and the victim.

Officers arrested the suspect and the victim was transported to Harborview Medical Center for treatment by Seattle Fire.  The victim had lost consciousness, and had facial swelling and bruising.    The 33-year-old suspect was later booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Assault and Harassment.  Detectives will handle the follow up investigation.