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Assault in University District

On 4/15/09 at 1130 p.m., two men were in a verbal disturbance for an unknown reason in the 4700 block of University Way NE.  The disturbance escalated and became physical.  The suspect “sucker-punched” the victim in the face knocking him to the ground.  When the victim fell to the ground, his head struck the curb causing significant trauma to his head.


No additional information available. This is an open and active investigation.  

The suspect walked away westbound and was not located following an area check.  The witness was not of much assistance, called 911 some time after the assault took place stating that he had to find someone with a cell phone [Businesses were available.]  

Medics on-scene stated that the victim’s status was life threatening and noted severe head trauma.