Two officers assaulted by “crazy acting” man

 

Two officers transported to HMC for minor injuries, following assault. On 9/6/13, just shortly after 11:00 p.m., officers were on routine patrol when an unidentified citizen flagged them down in the 1100 block of E. Union St.  He pointed out a white male and told the officers that the man was “acting crazy”.

At that time the “crazy acting” man approached two people on the street and confronted them. The officers saw the suspect throw a punch at the people.  The officers intervened and the suspect took a fighting stance.

The officers attempted to arrest the man and he began to fight and throw punches at the officers.  The officers were able to arrest him.  All three went to HMC for treatment.

The 31-year-old suspect was found to have a Department of Corrections escape warrant.

One officer suffered a sore right knee and a cut on his right hand.  The second officer suffered a bruised right hand.

Upon release from Harborview, the suspect will be booked into King County Jail for Investigation of Assault.