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Fight on board cruise ship, officers assaulted

On June 21st at approximately 1:38 a.m. officers responded to a 911 call of a large disturbance on board a cruise ship that had docked in the 1100 block of Alaskan Way. Officers arrived and saw 100+ people on the dock, some in verbal disturbances. Officers were informed that a fight was still on-going on board the ship. Officers moved to the dock to facilitate clearing the ship, where they observed a small group of subjects blocking the gangway and preventing people from leaving the ship. The officers ordered the group to clear the gangway to allow others to leave the ship, but the subjects refused to comply. Officers were forced to physically move the group out of the way. 

While moving the group off the gangway, a female suspect assaulted an officer by jumping on his back, grabbing his throat and scratching him. She was arrested. A second female suspect assaulted another officer, the officer sustaining scratches to her throat from the altercation. The second suspect was also arrested. Both officers treated their wounds at the precinct.

Both suspects were booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Assault on an Officer.

The original cause of the onboard fight was not definitively determined beyond consistent reports that four females started fighting onboard and the fight escalated from there.